She listened, unable to fathom the magnitude of chaos he spoke of.
There is a difference of a fathom in the mean height of the tides.
Be quiet and fathom the mysteries of God.
One thing I really cannot fathom is why the media go along with it.
Jessi sat frozen, unable to fathom that the simple red gem was capable of such magic.
M., has a coast-line of 88 m.; it lies within the ro-fathom line, but is separated from the mainland by Nantucket Sound, which is 25 to 30 m.
From this cubit, mahi, was formed the xylon of 3 cubits, the usual length of a walking staff; fathom, nent, of 4 cubits, and the khet of 40 cubits (18); also the schoenus of 12,000 cubits, actually found marked on the Memphis-Faium road (44).
Side being the one chosen for a reason we cannot now fathom; it may be that fixation was facilitated by the presence of the pore on that side, and by the utilization of the excretion from it as a cement.
"Fathom" is also used in the measurement of timber, when it is equivalent to 6 ft.
I could never fathom how a man dares to lift up his voice to speak in a large assembly.
In short, scientists have not yet fathomed the nature of consciousness, its origins, or its role in Nature.
It is hard to fathom why such a policy was pursued.
The Western Shaft was sunk to a depth of forty fathoms.
These pumps are capable of supplying ample air to two divers simultaneously, at the depth of twelve fathoms.
In such circumstances nothing less than a miracle could enable human ingenuity to fathom the secret.
The eastern region is characterized by great uniformity of depth; the 2000-fathom line keeps close to the American coast except off the Isthmus of Panama, whence an ill-defined ridge of less than 2000 fathoms runs south-westwards, and again off the coast of South America in about 40° S., where a similar bank runs west and unites with the former.
It was therefore equal to 79,200 in., and divided decimally into 10 furlongs 100 chains, or 1000 fathoms. For the existence of this fathom (half the Belgic pertica) we have the proof of its half, or yard, needing to be suppressed by statute (9) in 1439, as "the yard and full hand," or about 40 in., -- evidently the yard of the most usual old English foot of 13.22, which would be 39.66.
The fathom was the name for a count, and the number of shells varied according to the accepted standard of exchange.
Thus where six wampum went to the penny, the fathom consisted of 360 beads; but where four made a penny, as under the Massachusetts standard of 1640, then the fathom counted 240.
The beads were at first worth more than five shillings per fathom, the price at which they passed current in 1643.
Amphioxus favours a littoral habitat, and rarely if ever descends below the 50-fathom line.
Across, extends farther and farther seaward, until in the latitude of Hodeda the deep channel (marked by the loo-fathom line) is only 20 m.
The defensive harbour thus completely enclosed has an area of 2200 acres to the one-fathom line, of which 1500 acres have a depth of not less than 30 ft.
To sound or measure with a fathom-line, is used figuratively, meaning to go into a subject deeply, to penetrate, or to explore thoroughly.
Could he fathom the meaning of the colors?
It has remained an influence in ways I shall never even fully fathom.
It was how many fathoms below the surface?
The engine shaft will sink in the ground at 130 fathoms.
The shipwreck was many fathoms from the surface.
There were fathoms of water, which meant the masts were not visible.
Are you finding it hard to fathom by now how almost everything can get cheaper and better?