"acre" = measure of length

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Thu Apr 17 13:39:50 UTC 2008

I thought anchors were for a different kind of measuring -- a weigh.

Perhaps he meant "anchors."


On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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> 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.
> Joel

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