Arpent


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Arpent

1. An obsolete measure of length approximately equivalent to 58.47 meters.

2. An obsolete measure of length approximately equivalent to 0.85 acres.
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The Swedish traveler and naturalist, Kalm, who descended the river in 1749, says, "It could really be called a village, beginning at Montreal and ending at Quebec, which is a distance of more than one hundred and eighty miles; for the farmhouses are never above five arpents, and sometimes but three asunder, a few places excepted." Even in 1684 Hontan said that the houses were not more than a gunshot apart at most.