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Synonyms for fathom

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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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."
At one in the morning, the hauling in of the sounding-line was not yet completed; 1,670 fathoms were still out, which would entail some hours' work.
The compass still showed the course to be E.N.E., the manometer indicated a pressure of five atmospheres, equivalent to a depth of twenty five fathoms, and the electric log gave a speed of fifteen miles an hour.
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."
"Me give 'm half- fathom shell money that fella dog."
For a mere puppy this offer was generous, because half a fathom of shell-money, strung on a thread of twisted coconut fibres, was equivalent in cash to half a sovereign in English currency, to two dollars and a half in American, or, in live-pig currency, to half of a fair-sized fat pig.
Twenty miles around stretched the ring of the atoll, and in no place was it more than fifty fathoms wide.
"And I saw it go under the sand, a fathom under the sand, on cross-bearings unnamable, where the mangroves fade away, and the coconuts grow, and the rise of land lifts from the beach to the Lion's Head."
"Casks and chests of it, casks and chests of it, oodles and oodles, a fathom under the sand," chattered the Ancient Mariner.
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."
In recognition of its close links to diving and its Fifty Fathoms heritage, Blancpain has for many years been a fervent supporter of environmental initiatives to explore, preserve and protect the world's oceans.
In previous years, anglers could fish after April 1 only in waters as deep as 40 fathoms.
It was first surveyed during the mid-19th century, when British scientists recorded a depth of 4,475 fathoms (8,184 metres).
In Dubai for the launch of Blancpain's latest diving watch, the X Fathoms, at the Aquarium at the Dubai Mall yesterday, Hayek stressed that the hard times that gripped the industry during the economic meltdown were over.