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size / dimension / measurement
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one of the characters used to represent a musical note in gongche notation, 工尺譜|工尺谱
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  *尺* | 尺* | *尺
a Chinese foot / one-third of a meter / a ruler / a tape-measure / one of the three acupoints for measuring pulse in Chinese medicine / CL: ,
foot (unit of length equal to 0.3048 m)
size / fitting (of apparel)
scale / yardstick
rule / ruler (measuring instrument) / CL:
HSK 5
surveyor's rod / staff / staff gauge / rear sight
straight ruler
gauge
calipers
ruler and compass (in geometric constructions)
very close / very near
meter (unit of length)
to be almost within reach / to be close at hand
tape measure / tape rule / CL:
ruler and compass construction (geometry)
dial calipers
scale / architect's scale / engineer's scale
square foot (unit of area equal to 0.093 m²)
set square (tool to measure right angles)
to be at the highest level of enlightenment (Buddhist expression)
lit. win an inch, want a foot (idiom); fig. not satisfied with small gains / give him an inch, and he'll want a mile
tape measure
gauge
so close, yet worlds apart (idiom)
rear sight (of a gun)
three feet of ice does not form in a single day (idiom); Rome wasn't built in a day
spirit level
to take sb's measurements
lit. for some things a foot may be too short, and for the other an inch will suffice (proverb) / fig. everyone has their strong and weak points / everything has its advantages and disadvantages
depth indicator or gauge
set square (tool to measure right angles)
soft ruler / tape measure
virtue is one foot tall, the devil ten foot (idiom); It takes constant vigilance to stave off evil.
looper caterpillar, larva of moth in family Geometridae / inch worm
slide rule
ulna (anatomy) / bone of the forearm
a set square (carpenter's tool)
oversize (baggage, cargo etc)
dipstick / oil measuring rod
dipstick / measuring rod
lit. large waves in windless conditions (idiom) / fig. trouble arising unexpectedly
T-square / set square (carpenter's tool)
chi (Chinese unit of length equal to ⅓ meter)
traditional Chinese musical notation using Chinese characters to represent musical notes
folding ruler
set square (tool to measure right angles)
cubic meter m^3
ungraduated ruler / straightedge
dipstick / oil measuring rod
Norma (constellation)
the devil is ten foot tall, virtue one foot (idiom); It takes constant vigilance to stave off evil.
names of the five notes of the Chinese pentatonic scale, corresponding roughly to do, re, mi, sol, la
lit. hundred foot pole, progress still further (idiom); fig. much accomplished, still some work to do / to continue to further successes / not to rest on one's laurels
moth in family Geometridae
to drool (over) (idiom) / to yearn for / to covet / to crave
sliding bevel (to measure angles)
staircase with right-angled turn / L-shaped staircase
steel set square (tool to measure right angles)
miter square (tool to measure angles)
universal bevel (to measure angles)


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