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Measuring rod   /mˈɛʒərɪŋ rɑd/   Listen
Measuring rod

noun
1.
Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements.  Synonyms: measure, measuring stick.






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"Measuring rod" Quotes from Famous Books



... cloud, and even the strongest men grow weak. Yet another great and marvellous power of the renowned spirit (Asura) will I proclaim, this, that standing in mid-air he has measured earth with the sun, as if with a measuring rod. (It is due to) the marvellous power of the wisest god, which none ever resisted, that into the one confluence run the rivers, and pour into it, and fill it not. O Varuna, loosen whatever sin we have committed to bosom-friend, ...
— The Religions of India - Handbooks On The History Of Religions, Volume 1, Edited By Morris Jastrow • Edward Washburn Hopkins

... as a critic was perhaps a tendency to get his proportions wrong—to make too much of some things he saw or experienced, to little of others. His qualities were intellectual curiosity and personal amiability together with the measuring rod ...
— Gilbert Keith Chesterton • Maisie Ward



Words linked to "Measuring rod" :   size stick, measuring device, rule, measuring instrument, board rule, ruler, measuring system



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