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Measure for Measure

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Measure for Measure sets a new standard for accurate, user friendly conversion factor references. This handbook, with over 39,000 conversions for over 5,100 different units, has been designed specifically for engineers, scientists, teachers, students, and construction, maintenance and industrial workers.
Paperback, 864 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Sequoia Publishing
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This book supposedly lists *all* the units in the world and their interconversions. That has got to nudge one's disbelief. I had to check if the old (and now legally banned) South Indian cooking measures I grew up with, the âzhâkku and the padi, were in it. Sure enough, there they were: an "ollock" is (about?) 191.6 mL, and a "puddee" is exactly 8 ollocks. Seems about right!

I currently use a "cup" (=~ 236.58824 mL) to measure out rice. That's about 23.48 per cent larger than an âzhâkku. I guess...more
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