This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Meter. A French measure of 39.37 inches, or nearly 3 feet 3 3/8 inches. It is usually counted as 1 1/12 yards.