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    Re: Name for sixty nautical miles
    From: Rommel John Miller
    Date: 2016 Mar 17, 22:33 -0400

    Leave it to the wisdom of Ancient India-Indians

     

    Twelve spokes, one wheel, navels three.

     

    Who can comprehend this?

    On it are placed together

    three hundred and sixty like pegs.

     

    They shake not in the least.

    — Dirghatamas, Rigveda 1.164.48

     

    Found the above on Wikipedia, makes sense if you can figure it out. 

     

    The Wikipedia article on Degrees (angle) the article also references the proof that six chords equal a 360-degree circle.   And that the length of said chord is one-sixtieth of the arc defined by said chord. 

     

    There is also the 60-1 Rule or the 1 in 60 rule as Wikipedia lists it.  All told a Nautical Mile is what defines the chord. 

     

    Ergo, what to call it?  It is already define 60:1; 60-1; or 1 in 60 all truths and proven truths which tell us why one degree is equal to one nautical mile. 

     

     

    Rommel John Miller

    Hebron, MD

     

    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Don Seltzer
    Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 8:49 PM
    To: rommeljohnmiller---.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Name for sixty nautical miles

     

     

     

    On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Philip Lange <NoReply_PhilipLange@fer3.com> wrote:

    If memory serves, a Cable is 100 Fathoms and a League is 10 Cables or 1000 Fathoms.= 1 nautical mile

     

    Different countries have had different definitions of a league, and a land league is often shorter than a sea league, but it always has been considered to be several miles.

    In the UK and the US, a sea league has generally been equated with three nautical miles.

    Don Seltzer


     

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