1866Cape Town Dir. 119Land Measure, The ratio of the Cape land-measure foot to the British Imperial foot was investigated by the Land-measure Commissioners...They ascertained that 1,000 Cape feet are equal to 1,033 British Imperial feet.
1926M. NathanS. Afr. from Within 310The English denominations of coinage and weights and measures, prevail throughout the Union, except that,..the ‘Cape’ foot differs in length from the English foot, being .3148 of a metre (a metre being equal to 1.0936 yards).
1931G. BeetGrand Old Days 94The area of the mine is equal to 3,482 claims, or 900 Cape square feet. In English measurement, this represents 78 acres.
1959L.E. Van OnselenCape Antique Furn. 20The foot which raises it (sc. the armoire) from the floor is a turned foot of stinkwood. This foot is often found supporting Cape furniture and as it does not resemble any foot of overseas origin it is perhaps practical to term it a distinctive Cape foot.
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