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Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.
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arm's-length — in English the term arm s length is used figuratively to mean a distance discouraging familiarity or conflict. In many cultures, however, the length of a human arm is standardized as a unit of distance equal to about 70 centimeters or 28… … Dictionary of units of measurement
ell — a traditional unit of length used primarily for measuring cloth. In the English system, one ell equals 20 nails, 45 inches, or 1.25 yards (exactly 1.143 meters). The word comes from the Latin ulna, which originally meant the elbow and is now… … Dictionary of units of measurement
sagene — see sadzhen … Dictionary of units of measurement