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Old 10 September 2001, 00:04   #21
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I know that league,

is a distance measuring unit, (unserviceable with the decimal system we use), but what is a cable ?????
I mean besides a sheathed conductor.


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Old 12 September 2001, 14:40   #22
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Her Majesty's Hydrographer of the Navy defines a cable as one tenth of a "Sea Mile". One wonders if a sea mile is capable of bearing a different definition to a nautical mile!

Ah, the joys of terminological inexactitudes!

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