Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
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Size isn't everything, but...

According to http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_all.htm a shaftment is 15.124 cm (or 5.9543307 inches, if you're an Imperialist).

In Classical times, it seems certain things were rather longer, since an ancient shaftment was 16.5 cm (or 6.496063 inches).

Units of length there also include the digit, the finger, the fist, the great lug, the shackle, and the dong.

Now I'd better get back to editing. But not before observing that 1 Mark Twain = 34.7153322 Faust. Honestly.
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