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Re: Unit of measurement in "Deux ans de vacanses"?

From: <Skravitz~at~aol.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 08:21:42 EDT
To: jvf~at~gilead.org.il

I always took it for granted that "mille" meant "mile" but now that I am
taking a look at my dictionaries I see that I should not have taken that for
granted. The 1903 "Cassell's New French Dictionary" calls it 1,608 meters which is
the present mile. "Collins-Robert" (1978) defines it as the nautical mile or
the Canadian mile, 1,069 meters which is a contradiction, and 1980 "Petit
Larousse Illustre" calls it the Anglo-Saxon mile.
Sid Kravitz
Received on Fri 15 Apr 2005 - 15:21:53 IDT

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