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Geometrical pace

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Geometrical pace a measure of five feet.
    • Geometrical pace the space from heel to heel between the spot where one foot is set down and that where the same foot is again set down, loosely estimated at five feet, or by some at four feet and two fifths. See Roman pace in the Note under def. 2.
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Usage

In literature:

A quarree measures one hundred geometrical paces, or three hundred square feet.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
The common pace is 2-1/2 feet, or half the geometrical pace.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
That ring, which I called maximus, had a diameter of three geometric paces.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. I (of VI), "Venetian Years" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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