One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The sea level halfway between the mean levels of high and low water.
- ‘At the time George Eliot was writing, the land was much lower: ‘well below mean sea level’ (as Mr Tatam points out).’
- ‘With wind gusts of up to 90 miles per hour and water surges eight-and-one-half feet above mean sea level, New York's transportation infrastructure sputtered to a halt.’
- ‘Patalkot is spread over an area of 79 sq.km. at an average height of 2,750-3,250 feet above mean sea level.’
- ‘Winds were reported of up to 150 mph and a storm surge of 12.4 feet was reported west of the town of Cameron, some 20 feet above mean sea level.’
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