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Meter is the base of the system, and is the one tenmillionth part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to either pole, or 39.37079 inches.
Fish's Arithmetic Number Two: Oral and Written, Upon the Inductive Method - Page 306
by Daniel W. Fish - 1883 - 352 pages

The Common School Arithmetic: Combining Analysis and Synthesis; Adapted to ...

James Stewart Eaton - Arithmetic - 1867 - 358 pages
...system, since the measures of capacity and the weights are all derived from it. It is one ten millionth part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the pole, or one forty millionth part of the earth's circumference, measured over the poles. NOTE. Strictly...

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Wayne County, N. Y., for 1867-8

Wayne County (N.Y.) - 1867 - 280 pages
...distance, breadth, depth, heighth, &c., and was intended to be, and is very nearly, one tenmillionth of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the pole. It is about 811% inches, or 8 feet, 3 inches and 3 eights, and is to be substituted for the yard....

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Ontario County, N.Y., for 1867-8

Ontario County (N.Y.) - 1867 - 266 pages
...distance, breadth, depth, heighth, &c., and was intended to be, and is very nearly, one tenmillionth of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the pole. It is about 80% inches, or 8 feet, 3 inches and 3 eighths, and is to be substituted for the yard....

Rudiments of Arithmetic: Containing Numerous Exercises for the Slate and ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1868 - 168 pages
...because its primary unit or base is the Meter. 2. The meter is the unit of length, and is equal to one ten-millionth part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the pole, or 39.37 inches nearly. 3. From the meter are derived the unit of surface called the ore, the...

Practical Arithmetic: Uniting the Inductive with the Synthetic Mode of ...

James Bates Thomson - Arithmetic - 1868 - 412 pages
...because its primary unit or base is the Meter. 2. The meter is the unit of length, and is equal to one ten-millionth part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the pole, or 39.37 inches nearly. 3. From the meter are derived the unit of turfaee called the are, the...

New Practical Arithmetic in which the Science and Its Applications are ...

Henry Bartlett Maglathlin - Arithmetic - 1869 - 332 pages
...I^ENGTH. 232. The Meter, the principal unit for the measure of length, is very nearly one ten-millionth of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the pole. Tal>le. 10 millimeters (mm.) make 1 centimeter (cm.), equal to .3937 inch. 10 centimeters, 1...

A Complete Arithmetic: Uniting Mental and Written Exercises in a Natural ...

Emerson Elbridge White - Arithmetic - 1870 - 350 pages
...into general use in business transactions. 179. The Meter is the primary unit of the system. It is the ten-millionth part of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the pole. The Liter (le'-ler) is the unit of the measures of capacity. It is the thousandth part of a cubic...

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Albany & Schenectady Co., N.Y., for 1870-71

Albany County (N.Y.) - 1870 - 500 pages
...distance, breadth, depth, helghth. Ac., and was Intended to be, and is very nearly, one tenmillionth of the distance on the earth's surface from the equator to the pole. It le about ЗЭД Inches, or 3 feet, 8 Inches and 3 eighths, and Is to be substituted for the...