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Nails Cloth

A nail, as a unit of cloth measurement, is generally a sixteenth of a yard or 2.25 inches (5.715 cm). The nail was apparently named after the practice of hammering brass nails into the counter at shops where cloth was sold. On the other hand, R D Connor, in "The weights and measures of England (p 84)" states that the nail was the 16th part of a Roman foot, i.e., digitus or finger, although he provides no reference to support this. Zupko's "A dictionary of weights and measures for the British Isles (p 256)" states that the nail was originally the distance from the thumbnail to the joint at the base of the thumb, or alternately, from the end of the middle finger to the second joint.

An archaic usage of the term nail is as a sixteenth of a (long) hundredweight for mass, or 1 clove of 7 pound avoirdupois (3.175 kg).

Nails Cloth
Symbol/abbreviation: nail
Unit of: LENGTH
LENGTH's base unit: meters (SI Unit)
In relation to the base unit (meters), 1 Nails Cloth = 0.05715 meters.
[Conversion table] 1 Nails Cloth (nail) to all length units
1 nail= 31.4999999999 agate [typography] (agate)
1 nail= 0.0962480927215 alens (aln)
1 nail= 571500000 angstroms (Å)
1 nail= 3.82024154038E-13 astronomical unit (au)
1 nail= 5.715E+16 attometers (am)
1 nail= 0.000483870967742 barleycorns (bcorn)
1 nail= 57150000000 bicrons (μμ)
1 nail= 1079978910.65 bohr radius (Bohr)
1 nail= 0.000308388157895 cable length uk (cbl[UK])
1 nail= 0.000260416666667 cable length us (cbl[US])
1 nail= 225 calibers (cal)
1 nail= 225 centiinch (cin)
1 nail= 5.715 centimeters (cm)
1 nail= 0.00284090909091 chains (ch)
1 nail= 0.125 cubits (cbt)
1 nail= 0.005715 decameters (dam)
1 nail= 0.5715 decimeters (dm)
1 nail= 152.005910692 didot points (didot point)
1 nail= 3 digits (digit)
1 nail= 0.05 ells (eel)
1 nail= 13.5506251355 ems (EM)
1 nail= 5.715E-20 exameters (Em)
1 nail= 0.03125 fathoms (fath)
1 nail= 0.1875 feet (ft)
1 nail= 5.715E+13 femtometers (fm)
1 nail= 5.715E+13 fermi (fermi)
1 nail= 0.5 finger cloth (finer)
1 nail= 2.57142857143 fingerbreadth (fb)
1 nail= 0.181948424069 fods (fod)
1 nail= 0.000284090909091 furlongs (fur)
1 nail= 5.715E-11 gigameters (Gm)
1 nail= 0.00185551948052 greek plethron (pleth)
1 nail= 0.000308918918919 greek stadion (std)
1 nail= 0.5625 hands (h)
1 nail= 0.0005715 hectometers (hm)
1 nail= 5715 himetrics (hiMetric)
1 nail= 0.0301347149892 hvats (hvat)
1 nail= 2.25 inches (in)
1 nail= 5.715E-5 kilometers (km)
1 nail= 1.85191186001E-21 kiloparsecs (kpc)
1 nail= 2.20656370656E-15 light days (ld)
1 nail= 5.29657089898E-14 light hours (lh)
1 nail= 3.17676486937E-12 light minutes (lmin)
1 nail= 7.35426586025E-17 light months (lm)
1 nail= 1.90627084723E-10 light seconds (ls)
1 nail= 6.04058767572E-18 light years (ly)
1 nail= 27.2142857143 lines (l)
1 nail= 0.284090340909 links (li)
1 nail= 5.715E-8 megameters (Mm)
1 nail= 0.05715 meters (m)
1 nail= 2250000 microinches (μin)
1 nail= 57150 micrometers (μm)
1 nail= 57150000000 micromicrons (μμm)
1 nail= 3.55113636364E-5 miles (mi)
1 nail= 57.15 millimeters (mm)
1 nail= 2250 mils (mil)
1 nail= 5.715E-6 myriameters (Mym)
1 nail= 1 nails cloth (nail)
1 nail= 57150000 nanometers (nm)
1 nail= 1.02861771058E-5 nautical leagues (Nl)
1 nail= 3.08585313175E-5 nautical miles (NM)
1 nail= 0.075 paces (pace)
1 nail= 0.75 palms (palm)
1 nail= 1.85210536392E-18 parsecs (pc)
1 nail= 0.0113636363636 perch (perch)
1 nail= 5.715E-17 petameters (Pm)
1 nail= 13.5000000106 picas (p)
1 nail= 57150000000 picometers (pm)
1 nail= 216.000027213 pixels (PX)
1 nail= 3.571875E+33 planck length (pl)
1 nail= 161.999897953 points (pt)
1 nail= 0.0113636363636 poles (pole)
1 nail= 1.28571428571 rack unit (ru)
1 nail= 13.5000017008 rems (rem)
1 nail= 0.0113636363636 rods (rd)
1 nail= 0.00160985915493 roman actus (actus)
1 nail= 0.009375 ropes (rope)
1 nail= 5.715E-6 scandinavian miles (mil[Scandinavian])
1 nail= 0.25 spans (span)
1 nail= 5.715E-14 terameters (Tm)
1 nail= 2250 thou (th)
1 nail= 3239.97959068 twips (twip)
1 nail= 0.0659930715935 varas [Argentina] (vr[Argentina])
1 nail= 0.0681816815256 varas [California] (vr[California])
1 nail= 0.0661458333333 varas [Latin America] (vr[Latin])
1 nail= 0.0681964630916 varas [Mexico] (vr[Mexico])
1 nail= 0.0683694221797 varas [Spanish] (vr[Spanish])
1 nail= 0.067499734253 varas [Texas] (vr[Texas])
1 nail= 5.35714285714E-5 versts (vst)
1 nail= 570357004563 x unit (xu)
1 nail= 0.0625 yards (yd)
1 nail= 5.715E+22 yoctometers (ym)
1 nail= 5.715E-26 yottameters (Ym)
1 nail= 5.715E+19 zeptometers (zm)
1 nail= 5.715E-23 zettameters (Zm)
1 nail= 2.25 zolls (zoll)
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