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A rarely used unit of length in the U.S. system equal to five and a half feet.
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A linear unit of measurement equal to 161/2 feet.

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The theft of the lead was bad enough but stealing the copper in the lightning conductor threatens the entire building.
The thieves removed the section of the lightning conductor cable from the grounding position to just over three metres up the church wall.
Its experts specialise in all aspects of high level maintenance, lightning conductor installation and steeplejack services as well as restoration and masonry refurbishment projects on churches, museums, clock towers, castles, spires and historic buildings.
Police believe the gang of thieves tied a rope to the copper lightning conductor, which they wrapped around an iron railing near the church door.
Officers are also investigating the theft of a copper lightning conductor from St Cuthbert's Church in Amble between Sunday, August 14, and last Tuesday.
The money will go towards the cost of repairs at the church, which suffered severe damage in July when thieves after metal tried to rip the lightning conductor from the spire, sending it crashing through the roof.
STONE Technical Services, the Darlington-based company specialising in high level maintenance, safety systems and lightning conductor installation, is launching a South-east office to cope with its growing number of contracts in the area.
Nevertheless, in the days following the death of Dodi and Diana, he did admit how hard his task had suddenly become, saying: ``I was the lightning conductor.""
We are a very good lightning conductor, probably the best lightning conductor in the Vale of York, so you have to expect it.
Stone Technical Services, specialises in high level maintenance, safety system and lightning conductor installation for the construction industry.
discovery Warden Brian Kitson next to the lightning conductor on the St John's Church spire
Two weeks ago part of the building's lightning conductor was stolen for its copper piping.