"acre" = measure of length

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Apr 17 13:22:24 UTC 2008

While surfing last night, I heard the narrator of a documentary on
the Travel channel (on the wonders of the U.S. West) refer to the
Grand Canyon as one mile in depth, ten miles from rim to rim, and one
million [I think that was his number] acres long.

No comment.


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