circular inch

circular inch

[′sər·kyə·lər ′inch]
(mechanics)
The area of a circle 1 inch (25.4 millimeters) in diameter.
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such discourse we had, hermit and philosopher, and the old settler I have spoken of -- we three -- it expanded and racked my little house; I should not dare to say how many pounds' weight there was above the atmospheric pressure on every circular inch; it opened its seams so that they had to be calked with much dulness thereafter to stop the consequent leak; -- but I had enough of that kind of oakum already picked.
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