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    German-English translation?
    From: Rick Emerson
    Date: 1999 Jan 03, 15:47 EST

    I've come across a German word "Kimm" (also used as "die Strandkimm") in a
    German text on celestial navigation and I'm unable to come up with a
    good English translation for this word.  The discussion involves
    measuring the angle between two lines.  The first line is the observer
    to the top of a light house and the second line runs from the observer
    to a point directly under the base of the light house (which, in the
    text, conveniently is on an overhanging cliff) at the point where the
    water meets the beach.  "Mit dem Sextanten wird dazu ganz einfach der
    Winkel "Spitze des Leuchtturms - Beobachter - Strandkrimm" gemessen."
    I tried an on-line dictionary that suggested "bilge" for a
    translation; that doesn't make much sense in this context.
    Rick
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
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