It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Cricket Pitch
In other words, 47 inches is 0.059343 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 16.8511 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 792 inches. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 28.34650 inches tall including the bails.
It's about twenty times as tall as a Golf Tee
In other words, 47 inches is 22 times the height of a Golf Tee, and the height of a Golf Tee is 0.05 times that amount.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 2.10 inches tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."
It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, 47 inches is 0.04352 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 22.978 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 1,080 inches. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about one-thirty-fifth as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 47 inches is 0.028 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 36 times that amount.(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 1,690 inches in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about one-fortieth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 47 inches is 0.026 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 39.2 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 1,850 inches tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-fortieth as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, 47 inches is 0.02 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 42 times that amount.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 1,900 inches tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about one-forty-fifth as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0231 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 43.25 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 2,033 inches from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.