What was the weighted rope called that was used to measure fathoms?
Well, the weight (made of lead) on the end of the line was/is a "sounding lead", so I guess the line could be a "sounding line", but I don't think the rope itself really has a name. By the way, the sounding leads come in different sizes/weights, to be used depending on the depth of water: hand lead, coasting lead, deep-sea lead. Answer I am a sailor and the name of the line to measure fathoms is called a lead line because of the lead at the end.
Further to which, the lead was often made with a hollow end to sample the sea-floor to ascertain if an anchor would hold. The cavity held wax to which mud or sand would stick, but if it came up clean it indicated a rocky sea-bed.
in gallons or liters * Depth is distance so you would measure it in metres or feet. How to measure it? Use a piece of thin rope with a weight on it. Drop the weight over the side of a boat where you think the lake is the deepest. Mark the rope with a waterproof marking pen. Do this in several places. Then go back to dry land and measure the length of the rope…
Multiple strands. A rope must consist of more than one strand formed together in some way to provide more strength. However, if the rope is small it is may be called cord, cordage, string, or yarn as it is still not necessarily rope. If the rope is large, it is more often referred to as cable. If the rope is in use, it is more often properly called a line.
yes. I myself am a wrestler and i have been wrestling for over 12 years. One of my best weight cutting routines is jumping rope. I have proven that you can easily lose up to 10 lbs of water weight and ever up to 5 lbs of solid fat from jumping rope, depending of the gear you wear, and whether or not the rope was weighted and the type.
Often material that is called rope is not technically rope, and the proper use of the term has different meanings as well. The twisting of material to form a strong cord, rope, or cable, is known to have existed for about 28,000 years. The term "rope" is fairly recent, and is accepted as coming from an Old English term, rap. Today, the term rope can refer to both non-metallic rope (hemp, nylon, etc) and metallic…
Depends on if it's just inches deep, or a couple miles. For a shallow hole, use a ruler, tape measure, or yardstick. See where the earth measures when the other end hits the bottom of the hole. For a deep hole, tie a large rock to the end of a rope, make a mark on the rope when the rock hits the bottom, then measure that area of the rope once you pull it up.