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

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