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Trivial Pursuits of the Measurement Kind - Part I

In 6000 B.C., the first standards for measurements were supposedly extablished in civilizations along the Nile. Since then, we have struggled with awkward systems due to a proliferation of measurement terms (e.g. English ton vs. American ton) and complexities of the sexdecimal/duodecimal number systems.

Your task is to unscramble the underlined measurement term. But, be forewarned that many of these terms are now outdated and often forgotten.

1 opel = 5.5 yards
8 runsgolf = 1 mile
1 topin = 1/72 inch
1 nile = 1/12 inchyards
1 lina = 2 1/4 inches
1 lamp = 3 inches
1 dahn = 4 inches
1 naps = 9 inches
1 butic = 18 inches
1 cape = 5 feet
1 lel = 1 1/4 yards
1 hotfam = 6 feet
1 deer = 12 feet
1 ugleae = 3 miles
1 tonk = 6080 feet
1 nilk = 7.92 inches
1 achin = 792 inches
1 cherp = 30 1/4 square yards
1 door = 1210 square yards
1 notes of meat = 8 pounds
1 calent of corn = 100 pounds
1 petock of hops = 168 pounds
1 requi = 24 sheets of paper

 


Hint: Think...play with the letter arrangements.

 


Solution Commentary: In order: pole, furlongs, point, line, nail, palm, hand, span, cubit, pace, ell, fathom, reed, league, knot, link, chain, perch, rood, stone, cental, pocket, quire