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

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