Fathom of fuelwood
Shawn W Miller
swm5 at bonjour.cc.columbia.edu
Wed Aug 24 22:09:37 EST 1994
Last month I posted the question: Does anyone know what a fathom of
fuelwood is in cubic meters?--to which I got a few responses. I finally got to
the Oxford English Dictionary, and here is the answer, for any who care.
A fathom is any volume of firewood 6 feet (1 fathom) wide by 6 feet
high, no matter the length of the fuel. One source quoted therein states the
average length at 2 feet. That would make the fathom about 2.35 cubic meters.
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