Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A Few French Words Defined
The two most frequent money terms are the piastre, which is equal to about one dollar, and the escalin, which is equal to about one cent. The term for a land measurement was the familiar forty arpents, which is equal to about one-half mile. The usual measurement of land was one arpent by forty arpents or 192 feet by 8000 feet. A pied was equal to about one foot.