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mil - was Shade cloth percentage

  • Subject: mil - was Shade cloth percentage
  • From: Iza & Carol Goroff <goroff@idcnet.com>
  • Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 14:40:03 -0500 (CDT)

A mil is 1/1000 of an inch according to the American Heritage Dictionary.

Iza Goroff
Whitewater Wisconsin USA zone 4b

"Cooper, Susan L." wrote:

> That is what I thought intuitively.  I got my definition from the web (just
> goes to show you everything you read isn't correct).  But if mil is
> millimeter, wouldn't 7 or 8 mil be really thick plastic??? (Just looking at
> my ruler)
> Susan
> A 'mil' would be a millimeter , one thousandth of a meter . A 'thou' is a
> thousandth of an inch , a big difference .
> Michael Pascall,

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