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14:32 Feb 11, 2009
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English to French translations [PRO]
Science - Metrology
English term or phrase: its defining or root foot
Texte sur les sites mégalithiques, théorie du yard mégalithique, l'unité de mesure qui aurait servi à les construire

The Megalithic yard (2.72 feet/0.829 metres) is approximately the length of a human step, and two such lengths, the "fathom" measure approximately the outstreched span of the arms, or a human pace, a half-pace being metrologically a step, two and a half times of its defining or "root" foot.

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Stéphanie Soudais
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3l'unité de mesure ou pied étalonxxxEuqinimod
1le pied 'de base' dont il est dérivé
Tony M

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its defining or 'root' foot
le pied 'de base' dont il est dérivé

Just a thought, for what little it's worth...

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l'unité de mesure ou pied étalon

Une simple suggestion.

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