YARD

, a lineal measure, or measure of length, used in England and Spain chiefly to measure cloth, stuffs, &c. The Yard was settled by Henry the 1st, from the length of his own arm.

The English Yard contains 3 feet; and it is equal to 4-5ths of the English ell, to 7-9ths of the Paris ell, to 4-3ds of the Flemish ell, to 56-51sts of the Spanish vara or Yard.

Yard

, or Golden Yard, is also a popular name given to the 3 stars which compose the belt of Orion.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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