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fathom

1. a unit of length equal to six feet (1.829 metres), used to measure depths of water
2. Forestry a unit of volume equal to six cubic feet, used for measuring timber

fathom

[′fath·əm]
(oceanography)
The common unit of depth in the ocean, equal to 6 feet (1.8288 meters).
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But no, Rosina is enamored of tenor Rene Barbera's shy, filtering Count Alamaviva, an attraction not immediately fathomable.
In the misty dawn of time, when the world was still young and fathomable for the common people--say, 20 to 25 years ago--not only was it seemingly possible to understand global politics, one could also easily divide the world into discrete cultural regions the world simply seemed to be a composite of cultures.
It is barely fathomable to think that none of the computing power surrounding us today was around when he was born.
What this means for policy toward Iran was not fathomable.
Although the book is highly fascinating in its detail appeal in utopian form, specifically for the devout peace loving Christians, it lacks a detailed plan involving a series of fathomable and realizable steps toward a peace plan involving multinational and multiethnic dynamics.
Steady Strauss gives England the edge ENGLAND were relieved to emerge from a "nerve-wracking" and barely fathomable first day of the final Test with the edge over Pakistan.
inscribe itself into some fathomable context, and even, if you'd
On the other, once cultural gatekeepers decide to recognize a transgressive self and pronounce it fathomable, the question becomes how to "live in such a way as to maintain a critical and transformative relation" to the very forces granting legitimacy, social peace, and full citizenship.
Only in the past 200 years, with the popularity of light, crisp and cool-fermenting lagers and the invention of advanced systems of refrigeration, has the notion of cold beer been fathomable and its practicality possible.
No wonder the Cold War looks so comfortable and fathomable when looking back in Underworld: political and cultural polarities were then evoked as absolutes: they framed a worldview, however problematic, but "All terror is local now" (816).
It seems that in every fathomable scenario of SBSLB it is accurately adjudged as inappropriate, abnormal, and pathological.