English translation: varies, 12th of a "Zoll", fine mechanics unit
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19:54 Dec 16, 2005
German to English translations [PRO] Science - Agriculture / horticulture (19th c German)
German term or phrase:Linien
Linien [literally lines] as a unit of length: Die Areolen sind 6-8 Linien von einander entfernt. [The areoles are 6-8 lines apart.] So how wide was a "line" in Germany 150 years ago? From the context, it must be something less than a centimeter but probably not less than a millimeter.