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Measurement: Miscellaneous

The power required to lift 550 pounds by one foot in one second (33,000 in a minute) Click to show or hide the answer
Watts in a horsepower Click to show or hide the answer
Period of a 1–metre pendulum at the Equator Click to show or hide the answer
Weight of a gallon of water Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Speed of light (in a vacuum) Miles per second Click to show or hide the answer
Metres per second Click to show or hide the answer
Speed of sound (in air at 20°C) Miles per hour Click to show or hide the answer
Kilometres per hour Click to show or hide the answer
Feet per second Click to show or hide the answer
Metres per second Click to show or hide the answer
Time taken for sound to travel (in air at 20°C) One mile Click to show or hide the answer
One kilometre Click to show or hide the answer

Imperial gallons in a barrel of oil Click to show or hide the answer
US gallons in a barrel of oil Click to show or hide the answer
Metres in a nautical mile (international definition, adopted in Britain 1970) Click to show or hide the answer
Inches in a span (conventionally) Click to show or hide the answer
Inches in a cubit (approximately – sources vary between 18 and 22) Click to show or hide the answer
Property of a gas, that can be measured in millimetres of mercury (760mm = 1 atmosphere or bar) Click to show or hide the answer

Acceleration due to gravity, at the surface of the Earth In feet per second per second Click to show or hide the answer
In metres per second per second Click to show or hide the answer

1 mile per hour, in feet per second Click to show or hide the answer
Defined as the amount of land that can be ploughed by a yoke of oxen in a day – one chain by one furlong Click to show or hide the answer
Basic Anglo–Saxon unit of length – survived after 1066 as 1/3 of an inch Click to show or hide the answer
One tenth of a nautical mile (185.2 metres or 608 feet – originally 100 fathoms; 120 fathoms, or 720 feet, in the US Navy) Click to show or hide the answer
Defined as the length of a man's arm, from elbow to end of the middle finger Click to show or hide the answer
Originally a small copper coin created by Charlemagne, of which the British equivalent was the penny; now the unit of weight for silk, rayon or nylon Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The unit used to measure the optical power of a lens: equal to the reciprocal of the focal length in metres Click to show or hide the answer
Used in the tailoring industry, up to the 19th century: originally equivalent to the cubit Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
A 20th of a pint in Imperial units and a 16th of a pint in the USA Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The length of furrow that a yoke of oxen can plough without resting Click to show or hide the answer
One nautical mile per hour Click to show or hide the answer
Ancient European measure of the distance that a person (or a horse) can walk in an hour; defined in ancient Rome as 3 miles Click to show or hide the answer
The ratio of a body's speed to that of sound; named in honour of an Austrian physicist and philosopher (1838–1916) Click to show or hide the answer
The explosive yield of a nuclear weapon is most commonly expressed in Click to show or hide the answer
Historically defined as the average length of one minute of arc along a great circle of the Earth; traditionally defined as 6,080 ft (1,853.184 m) in the UK; internationally defined in 1929 as 1852 m (6,076.1155 ft), but not accepted by the USA until 1954 and by the UK until 1970. Pre–1970 references to nautical miles in the UK are now converted to exactly 1,853 m Click to show or hide the answer
Albedo (used mainly in astronomy and climatology) is a measure of Click to show or hide the answer
A unit of weight (varying between 9 and 17 grams) first used in Mesopotamia around 3000 BC – also a coin of this weight, especially the chief silver coin of the Hebrews; now the Israeli unit of currency Click to show or hide the answer
USA: 36 square miles Click to show or hide the answer
The property by which engine oils are graded – the universal standard being that of the US Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) Click to show or hide the answer

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