millihelen

millihelen

(unit, humour)
The amount of beauty required to launch one ship.
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In general, the fourth estate seemed to approve of Williams's choice for the role, with the satirical magazine Punch eventually appropriating Marlowe's famous lines by rating Wright "fairly high" on the "International Helen Scale where one millihelen represents that degree of beauty capable of launching one ship" (Kingston).