Decempeda

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Decempeda

An ancient Roman unit of length approximately equivalent to 2.96 meters. It was also called a pertica.
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It isn't clear why he elected to accompany the rescue party as no one knew the Bianca Pertica's fate.
Coach Meusel also signed pitcher Bill Pertica of the St.
After their 4-3 victory on January 21, the Examiner headline read, "Sox Trounce All-Stars." And the following day, Charleston, Mackey, and Carr all hit triples off Bill Pertica in the 5-4 win.
Bill Pertica won the Saturday contest for Vernon, 15-10, but it was a total slugfest, with 2 home runs, 7 triples (2 by Charleston), and 9 doubles.
For the five survivors of the Bianca Pertica, the lifeboat they managed to clamber into was nothing but a tenuous sanctuary.
De Biase, V., Tobaldini, O., Boaretti, C., Abaterusso, C., Pertica, N., & Loschiavo, C.
La primera noticia directa sobre la extension de la pertica emeritense es la referencia de Agenio Urbico sobre su prolongacion al norte y al sur del Anas (Th.
(11) Esta ciudad poseeria en esta zona un enclave territorial alejado de su pertica que tambien limitaria con la ciudad de Lacimurga, como nos indica otro terminus hallado en la localidad de Valdecaballeros (CIL II2/7, 870).
On the morning of September 18, 1878, the 666-ton Italian barque Bianca Pertica, filled with coal, left Nagasaki bound for Hong Kong.
Built in Genoa in 1867, the Bianca Pertica began as a steamer but was later, in 1872, converted into a two-masted sailing vessel.
The last voyage from Hong Kong, the Bianca Pertica had departed on August 25 and arrived in Nagasaki on September 8 ?
Many navies and shipping companies were switching from sailing vessels to steamships and Nagasaki was "the only place in the [Far] East where coal was mined in any quantity." It seems almost ironic that that Bianca Pertica began as a steamship and was converted to a sailing vessel so that she could transport coal.