tape measure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tape measure measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths "the carpenter should have used his tape measure"
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Quotations

  • Guideposts
    Guideposts
    “When God measures man, He puts the tape around his heart -- not his head.”

Usage

In literature:

Within ten minutes, much laying-on of the tape measure had produced a startling result.
"Murder at Bridge" by Anne Austin
The measurers immediately ran the tape.
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
This can be done with sufficient accuracy by the use of a tape-measure.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
When it came his turn to pay a forfeit, he was directed to measure three yards of tape with Liddy.
"Pocket Island" by Charles Clark Munn
Hang it all, you can measure the swelling with a tape.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
With a tape-line he measured minutely the length of the whole foot, of the sole and of the heel.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
I shall take a measuring tape with me, and my maid Linette and a foot measure.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
I took the tape-measure along, both because it might be useful, and because it made me think of Susan.
"Our Pirate Hoard" by Thomas A. Janvier
Bring on your tape-measures!
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
In order that they might set about their work understandingly, Nelly produced what had originally been a tape-measure one foot in length.
"Left Behind" by James Otis
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In poetry:

That dandy trim the Bodkin slim
Danced with Miss Tape-measure,
But he stepped on her trail, and she called him "a whale,"
And that put an end to their pleasure.
"The Needle and Thread" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Remember To Keep The Measuring Tape Comfortably Loose.
TERRE HAUTE — The man with the large, gray mustache and distinctly 1960s hair style extended a bright yellow tape measure across the road.
Michael Carter Williams, C.J.Fair, and freshman DaJuan Coleman and Jeremy Grant all go to the tape measure.
Music, measuring tape and me.
LEGGETT, Calif — Braced against a steep slope, Robert Hrubes cinched his measuring tape around the trunk of one tree after another, barking out diameters like an auctioneer announcing bids.
A tape measure is a better tool against obesity.
A fluffy-head tape-measuring situation, and belly tickles .
A fluffy head tape-measuring, and belly tickles .
Candidate must be familiar with hand and power tools and be able to read a tape measure.
The next time you go shopping for a motorhome, bring along a tape measure.
They tried using a tape measure , but it kept getting sucked in.
Reeled out tape to measure the distance from the door of Grace Lutheran Church to where Shana Parker, above left, was passing out voter guides and advocating for Obama.
2 Cut measuring tape to 7. fold over to create loop and staple.
Set up a work space for your child that includes Glider Strips, straws, scissors, transparent tape, tape measure, pencil and " Slider 's Glider" and "Test Results" handouts.
2 Use 4-foot level and tape measure to find the total rise of the staircase .
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In science:

The crystal CWO3-1 was connected optically with the help of Dow Corning Q2-3067 optical couplant to 3" photomultiplier (PMT) Philips XP2412, and covered by 3 layers of PTFE reflector tape. The measurements were carried out with 10 ms shaping time of the ORTEC 572 spectrometric amplifier.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)
Moreover, together with the usual time and space complexity measures, for the PrRAM model we can also consider explicitly the number of cells scanned on the random tape, a quantity which we call the number of random bits used by the computation.
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
Once we have defined the space resource, which measures only t he space on the auxiliary tape, not of the pushdown store, we restrict the above definitions of 1-AuxPDA and 1-NAuxPDA to automata which use at most logarithmic space3 , i.e., for which s(n) = O(log n).
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
Rule R1 handles monomoraic syllables mapping (σµ ,C,V,ε) on the lexical tapes to CV on the sur/eaktab/ and /eu+ktib/ (Measure 4). face tape.
Computing Prosodic Morphology
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