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Measurement Charts
Roads and Boundaries of Land.
7.92 Inches
1 Link
20 Links
1 Rod
4 Rods
1 Chain
66 Feet
1 Chain
80 Chains
1 Mile
For mariners' use
9 inches
1 Span
8 Spans or
6ft
1 Fathom
120
Fathoms
1 Cable Length
7 1/2 C
Length
1 Nau. Mile
3 Miles
1 League
Area or Contents of Land
625 Sq. Links
1 Pole
16 Poles
1 Sq. Chain
10 Sq Chains
1 Acre
640 Acres
1 Sq. Mile
36 Square Miles
2 Townships.
For Geographical
1 Geographic Mile
1 3/20 Stat. Mile
3 Geographic Mile
1 League
60 Geographic Mile
1 Degree
69.16 Stat. Mile
1 Degree
360 Degrees
Circum. of Earth
Apothecaries' fluid measure
60 Minims, or drops (m)
1 Fluidrachm
f3
8 Fluidrachims
1 Fluidounce
f z/3
16 Fluidounces
1 Pint
O
8 Pints
1 Gallon
Cong
1 Cong
8 O
61440 m
O stands for the Latin Octarius, a Pint
C stands for Congius, a gallon
A common teaspoonful, or 45 drops, makes about one fluidrachm.
A common tablespoon holds about half a fluid ounce.
Rx is an abbreviation for recipe, or take
Apothecaries' weight
20 Grains gr
1 Scruple
sc
3 Scruples
1 Dram
dr
8 Drams
1 ounce
oz
12 Ounces
1 Pound
lb
1 lb
12 oz
5760 gr.
Diamond Weight
16 Parts
1 Grain
4 Grains
1 Carat
1 Carat
31/5 Troy gr., nearly
Assayers' Weight
1 Carat
10 pwts
1 Carat gr.
60 Troy gr
24 Carats
1 Troy lb
Time
Solar year
365 da 5 hr. 48 min.
49.7 sec
Common Year
365 days
Leap Year
366 days
Circle
A Circle is a plane figure bounded by a curved line, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the
centre.
Circumference
A circumference of a circle is the
line that bounds it.
Arc
An arc is any part of the
circumference.
Measure of an angle
The measure of an angle is the arc
of the circle included between its
two sides
Degree
A degree is the angle measured by
the arc of 1/360 part of the
circumference of a circle.
Circle Table of Units
60 Seconds (")
1 Minute
'
60 Minutes
1 degree
o
30 Degrees
1 Sign
s
12 Signs or 360 degrees
1 circumference
c
Semi- Circumference
is one-half of a circumference, or
180 degrees
Quadrant
is one-fourth of a circumference, or
90 degrees
Sextant
one-sixth of a circumference or 60
degrees
Sign
one-twelfth of a circumference, or
30 degrees
Degree
is one ninetieth of a right angle
Length of Degree
Length of degree varies with the
size of the circle
Minute
a minute of the earth's
circumference is called a
geographic, or nautical mile, and is
about 1 1/2 common miles
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Liquid Measures
4 fluid ounces
1 gill
4 gills
1 pint
2 pints
1 quart
4 quarts
1 gallon
31 1/2 gallons
1 barrel
2 barrels
1 hogshead
2 hogsheads
1 pipe
2 pipes
1 tun
Dry Measures
2 pints
1 quart
8 quarts
1 peck
4 pecks
1 bushel
105 quarts
1 barrel
Linear Measure
12 inches
1 foot
3 feet
1 yard
5 1/2 yards
1 rod
16 1/2 feet
1 rod
40 rods
1 furlong
660 feet
1 furlong
8 furlongs
1 statute mile
1760 yards
1 statute mile
5280 feet
1 statute mile
3 miles
1 league
3 barleycorns
1 inch
12 lines
1 inch
72 points
1 inch
1000 mils
1 inch
2 1/2 inches
1 nail
3 inches
1 palm
4 inches
1 hand
9 inches
1 span
18 inches
1 cubit
2 1/2 feet
1 military pace
5 feet
1 geometrical pace
Kitchen Measure
3 teaspoonfuls
1 tablespoon
1/2 fluid ounce
1 tablespoon
16 tablespoonfuls
1 cupful
2 gills
1 cupful
1/2 liquid pint
1 cupful
8 fluid ounces
1 cupful
2 cupfuls
1 pint
16 fluid ounces
1 pint
4 cupfuls
1 quart
Paper Measure
24 sheets
1 quire
20 squires
1 ream
480 sheets
1 ream
2 reams
1 bundle
5 bundles
1 bale