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rule / ruler (measuring instrument) / CL:
size / dimension / measurement
  *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: ,
scale / yardstick
straight ruler
foot (unit of length equal to 0.3048 m)
size / fitting (of apparel)
to be almost within reach / to be close at hand
surveyor's rod / staff / staff gauge / rear sight
very close / very near
dial calipers
lit. win an inch, want a foot (idiom); fig. not satisfied with small gains / give him an inch, and he'll want a mile
ruler and compass construction (geometry)
scale / architect's scale / engineer's scale
ruler and compass (in geometric constructions)
feeler gauge
tape measure / tape rule / CL:
meter (unit of length)
to take sb's measurements
to be at the highest level of enlightenment (Buddhist expression)
square foot (unit of area equal to 0.093 m²)
set square (tool to measure right angles)
tape measure
so close, yet worlds apart (idiom)
spirit level
slide rule
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
three feet of ice does not form in a single day (idiom); Rome wasn't built in a day
dipstick / oil measuring rod
set square (tool to measure right angles)
virtue is one foot tall, the devil ten foot (idiom); It takes constant vigilance to stave off evil.
depth indicator or gauge
soft ruler / tape measure
looper caterpillar, larva of moth in family Geometridae / inch worm
lit. large waves in windless conditions (idiom) / fig. trouble arising unexpectedly
chi (Chinese unit of length equal to ⅓ meter)
oversize (baggage, cargo etc)
dipstick / oil measuring rod
cubic meter (m³)
traditional Chinese musical notation using Chinese characters to represent musical notes
a set square (carpenter's tool)
ulna (anatomy) / bone of the forearm
T-square / set square (carpenter's tool)
folding ruler
set square (tool to measure right angles)
ungraduated ruler / straightedge
dipstick / measuring rod
Norma (constellation)
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
names of the five notes of the Chinese pentatonic scale, corresponding roughly to do, re, mi, sol, la
the devil is ten foot tall, virtue one foot (idiom); It takes constant vigilance to stave off evil.
to drool (over) (idiom) / to yearn for / to covet / to crave
miter square (tool to measure angles)
steel set square (tool to measure right angles)
sliding bevel (to measure angles)
universal bevel (to measure angles)
staircase with right-angled turn / L-shaped staircase
rear sight (of a gun)

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