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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: ,
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
surveyor's rod / staff / staff gauge / rear sight
cubic meter (m³)
square foot (unit of area equal to 0.093 m²)
very close / very near
straight ruler
soft ruler / tape measure
set square (tool to measure right angles)
tape measure
set square (tool to measure right angles)
dipstick / oil measuring rod
spirit level
tape measure / tape rule / CL:
dipstick / measuring rod
dipstick / oil measuring rod
dial calipers
T-square / set square (carpenter's tool)
depth indicator or gauge
slide rule
chi (Chinese unit of length equal to ⅓ meter)
folding ruler
set square (tool to measure right angles)
a set square (carpenter's tool)
rear sight (of a gun)
scale / architect's scale / engineer's scale
to drool (over) (idiom) / to yearn for / to covet / to crave
steel set square (tool to measure right angles)
miter square (tool to measure angles)
universal bevel (to measure angles)
sliding bevel (to measure angles)
feeler gauge
ungraduated ruler / straightedge
the devil is ten foot tall, virtue one foot (idiom); It takes constant vigilance to stave off evil.

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