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On the off-chance that you find yourself reading a book (like Tolkien) and are stumped by some of the more archaic measurements, this list may be of some use:

  • furlong: 22 yards
  • league: 2.4 to 4.6 miles
  • fathom: 6 feet
  • coomb: (from combe) a deep, narrow valley
  • ell: 45 inches 

Bonus marginally-related factoid, for Jim Butcher fans:

  • rill: a very small brook or a personified force of nature from an alternate world

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