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