A Conversation for How Long is a Tick?
Martin Lee Started conversation Jul 18, 2002
How many of you do map work frequently?
Well, the map is obviously broken down into degrees. Further on it is broken down into minutes (1/60 of a degree) and seconds (1/60 of a minute) Well, to draw them you draw a little mark next to the number. 15 degrees, 5 minutes, 12 seconds, would look like this
15° 5` 12``
Those little marks are known as ticks.
Hence the saying, be back in two ticks (the marking for 1 second)
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