Water measure


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water measure A measure formerly used for articles brought by water, as coals, oysters, etc. The water-measure bushel was three gallons larger than the Winchester bushel.
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In literature:

They found the Flyaway making good progress through the water, which in some measure waked them up, and reconciled them to their situation.
"Little By Little" by William Taylor Adams
The intensity of the draft, or difference in pressure, is usually measured in inches of water.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Barry saw in an instant that one of the two men in the water was doomed unless swift measures were taken.
"Edward Barry" by Louis Becke
In applying the water you must be guided in a great measure by the state of the weather.
"The art of promoting the growth of the cucumber and melon" by Thomas Watkins
The reason for this is that your log measures your speed through the water.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
Measure out peptone water (Dunham), 100 c.c., and rosolic acid solution, 2 c.c., and mix.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Add measure for measure of full-boiling water, and let stand twelve hours.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
In its simplest form it was a measure into which water fell drop by drop, hour levels being marked on the inside.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
The hull of the model freighter measures four feet over all, and the beam at the water-line is 8 inches.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Our ignorance is like the great water which no eye can measure.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America

In poetry:

The depths of sky His mercy planned,
The waters are His footstools. He
Their measures gave to stream and sea
And poured them in with royal hand.
"My Lord And King" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that's remaining
Is a measure of how you will be missed.
"There Is No Indispensable Man" by Anonymous British

The forest of the winding water-ways
Shows dimly imaged in the glass of dreams,
And faintly falls upon the dreaming ear
The measured singing of its shadowed streams.
"Broceliande" by Ethel Clifford
Mother, though my song's measure is like your surf-beat's ancient
rhythm I never learned it of you.
Before there was any water there were tides of fire, both our
tones flow from the older fountain.
"Continent's End" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

Ypsi City Council Approves First Reading of Water and Sewer Rate Hike Measures.
The bad news for proponents of legislation to target 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines for last year's BP oil spill to the five Gulf states is that there's opposition to the measure from at least one influential House Republican.
Upgraded its automated measurement system for water meter testing.
Monday's deluge of rain probably saved village officials from implementing emergency measures to curb water usage by residents.
A satellite can monitor Texas' water situation by measuring gravity fields.
Yes on Measure B to ensure safe water supply .
Yes on Measure B to ensure safe water supply.
Baldwin City water conservation measures urged.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges water conservation measures to preserve what water there is in Minnesota.
Wave Glider robots, like Alex, could potentially improve such forecasts by measuring water temperature in the oceans surrounding a storm.
Due to lack of effective anti-terrorism measures in many Yemeni ports USCG to impose conditions of entry into US waters.
Stream insects are a good measure of water quality, according to the event organizers.
Citizens in 85 countries participated by measuring water quality in local water bodies.
Modular light-water reactors that employ passive cooling systems have built-in safety measures and can be less complicated than conventional designs.
Enhancement of security measures by water and wastewater utilities is a given in today's environment.

In science:

If we measure the velocity of a single molecule of water we cannot predict anything precise.
Complex Systems: a Physicist's Viewpoint
The water transparency measurement facility has been constructed at University of California, Irvine (UCI).
Gadolinium study for a water Cherenkov detector
The first measurement using pure water was performed.
Gadolinium study for a water Cherenkov detector
We therefore use the CH4 filter as a short H filter (henceforth HS ) which gives a colour measurement ( J − HS ) that is very sensitive to water ice absorption.
Characterisation of candidate members of (136108) Haumea's family
Most of the results shown in this paper is for megaton class Gadolinium doped water detector to show the impact of the relative initial luminosity and its distribution on the hierarchy measurement using DSNB fluxes.
On the Observability of Collective Flavor Oscillations in Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background