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fa dhuhm

  • n  a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
  • n  (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
  • v  come to understand
  • v  measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

  • The gap between the brevity of King's life and its consequence is easy to state but hard to fathom.
  • Instead it was called Fathom, then renamed the equally limp Surface.
  • The reason was not hard to fathom.
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