inch/zoll/laurel - answers
Alexey V. Kuprijanov
Q at TINEA.USR.PU.RU
Sun Sep 7 01:16:18 CDT 1997
According to the request by J. Melot I post the most complete
answer to the first question and a short summary of answers to the
> Here are many possibilities for your first question, compiled by the
> diatomist Dr. Charles W. Reimer, Academy of Natural Sciences of
> pariser Zoll (German) same as "pouce"(French) 27.07 mm
> Zoll (English) 1.03 inch 26.16 mm
> Zoll (old Paris) 1.03 inch 26.16 mm
> Zoll (Swiss) 1.181 inch 30.00mm
> John C. Kingston
> U.S. Geological Survey
> 5293 Ward Road
> Arvada, CO 80002 USA
As to laurel leaves, they certainly belong to Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry
laurel) which is known to contain cyanoglycosides. This treat allow to
use bruised cherry laurel leaves as a source of low-concentration HCN.
The confusion with Laurus nobilis was due to my ignorance about the
congruence of vernacular names.
Thanks again to those who provided me with answers and to list-owner.
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