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Re: Milles

From: larcher.c <larcher.c~at~free.fr>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 19:50:42 +0200
To: "Jules Verne Forum" <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>

Ce lien donne une bonne définition en Anglais.

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  From: N Wolcott
  To: Jules Verne Forum
  Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2005 4:44 AM
  Subject: Re: Milles

  That makes the mille marin 6076 feet. I believe the US/UK nautical mile is 6080 feet. I do not believe the nautical mile is defined in terms of arc any more, but in terms of the metre = 39.37 feet. The English foot used to be different from the US foot; fortullnately there is no more an English foot.

  Or if you take the old definition of the meter as 10000km=1/4 circumference of earth then the mille is 1851.85 metre
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    From: Ian Thompson
    To: Jules Verne Forum
    Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 3:28 PM
    Subject: Milles

    In Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant, in Chapter V Le Depart du Duncan, in discussing the vessel's speed, Verne states "Le mille marin 鴡nt de 1852 m贲es"
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