## Units of Measure |

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**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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