Sentence Examples with the word nautical mile

The different coils are prevented from adhering by a coating of whitewash, and the end of each nautical mile is carefully marked for future reference.

A mean degree of the meridian being assumed to be 69-09 statute miles of 5280 ft., the nautical mile (A l b - degree) is taken as 6080 ft., which is a sufficiently close approximation for practical purposes, and the distances between the knots are made to bear the same relation to 6080 ft.