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chain

A unit of measurement formerly used in surveying and still seen in deeds with old property descriptions.One chain equals 66 feet.

References in classic literature ?
Who knows better than those who placed me here and chained me to a wall?
When we halted, as we occasionally did, though sometimes the halts seemed ages apart, he would join in the conversation, as would Ghak the Hairy One, he who was chained just ahead of Dian the Beautiful.
So they all set out, guided by birds, and after some days came to the cave where the unfortunate Prince had been chained up for nearly seven years.