Juli Kuhl (
Sat, 31 Aug 1996 12:01:32 -0400 (EDT)

you wrote that "a round basin 30 cubits around and 10 across...
should be 31.41592635389793238... cubits"

maybe there's another way of looking at this: 30 cubits around
could be the *perimeter* and 10 across could be the distance
of the two widest points of the circle, no? How does that
work out mathematically (in round numbers, please. I'm not a
mathematician.) Just wondering.

I agree with the rest of your posting re: liberal/literal euphemizing.

Juli Kuhl