It's about one-fifteenth as long as a Cricket Pitch
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.0636364 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 15.71430 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 22 yards. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.7874020 yards tall including the bails.
It's about one-twentieth as long as Baseball base distances
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.046667 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 21.4280 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 30 yards. 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 twenty times as tall as a Golf Tee
In other words, the height of a Golf Tee is 0.042 times 1.40 yards.The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.059 yards 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-thirty-fifth as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 36.60 times 1.40 yards.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 51.30 yards 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, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 38 times 1.40 yards.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 54 yards 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-fortieth as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 1.40 yards is 0.02479 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 40.340 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 56.470 yards 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.
It's about one-forty-fifth as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
In other words, the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 44.10 times 1.40 yards.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 61.70 yards tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.