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Units of Measure

CABLE LENGTH In Verne's context, 600 feet

CENTIGRADE 0 degrees centigrade = freezing water

37 degrees centigrade = human body temperature

100 degrees centigrade = boiling water

FATHOM 6 feet

GRAM Roughly 1/28 of an ounce

* MILLIGRAM Roughly 1/28,000 of an ounce

* KILOGRAM (KILO) Roughly 2.2 pounds

HECTARE Roughly 2.5 acres

KNOT 1.15 miles per hour

LEAGUE In Verne's context, 2.16 miles

LITER Roughly 1 quart

METER Roughly 1 yard, 3 inches

* MILLIMETER Roughly 1/25 of an inch

* CENTIMETER Roughly 2/5 of an inch

* DECIMETER Roughly 4 inches

* KILOMETER Roughly 6/10 of a mile

* MYRIAMETER Roughly 6.2 miles

TON, METRIC Roughly 2,200 pounds

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