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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 353 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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INCH (O. Eng. ynce from Lat. uncia, a twelfthpart; cf. " ounce," and see As), the twelfth part of a linear foot. As a measure of rainfall an " inch of rain " is equivalent to a fall of a gallon of water spread over a surface of about 2 sq. ft., or Too tons to an acre.
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