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Synonyms for fathom

Synonyms for fathom

a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth

(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore

come to understand

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measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line

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I recommend you to sink forthwith to the bottom of the sea; and if you come another fathom nearer, I'll stave your wicked head in with this oar.
There's three hundred fathom to each tub," Dan explained; "more'n enough to lay out tonight.
m that fella boy five fathom calico, two ten sticks tobacco.
Twenty miles around stretched the ring of the atoll, and in no place was it more than fifty fathoms wide.
Perhaps we were five fathoms down and exploring the face of the reefwall for lurking places of our prey, when it happened.
The combat, fathoms deep under the sea, was on--if by combat may be named such a one-sided struggle.
Three thousand six hundred and twenty-seven fathoms," replied the lieutenant, entering it in his notebook.
Very well; let our industrious friends construct a giant alphabet; let them write words three fathoms long, and sentences three miles long, and then they can send us news of themselves.
Others have gone down from the village with a "fifty-six" and a wagon load of inch rope, but yet have failed to find any bottom; for while the "fifty-six" was resting by the way, they were paying out the rope in the vain attempt to fathom their truly immeasurable capacity for marvellousness.
Not that it makes any difference whether you drown in one fathom or in ten thousand, whether you fall from a balloon or from the attic window.
The day after he had been received into the Lodge, Pierre was sitting at home reading a book and trying to fathom the significance of the Square, one side of which symbolized God, another moral things, a third physical things, and the fourth a combination of these.
Oodles and oodles of it, my gentlemen, in cask and chest, in cask and chest, a fathom under the sand.
The mysterious sun-sickness, which the experts of Australia could not fathom, still ripped and tore my tissues.
Ye flee unto your neighbour from yourselves, and would fain make a virtue thereof: but I fathom your "unselfishness.
If the machinery of the Law could be depended on to fathom every case of suspicion, and to conduct every process of inquiry, with moderate assistance only from the lubricating influences of oil of gold, the events which fill these pages might have claimed their share of the public attention in a Court of Justice.