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Cloth measure


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cloth measure the measure of length and surface by which cloth is measured and sold. For this object the standard yard is usually divided into quarters and nails.
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In literature:

And as for them trees that yer say yer can't measure, I'd rather see the clothes-poles in Sally's back yard!
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
The leaves of ordinary copies in cloth measure 7.5 x 4.75 inches.
"A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow" by Thomas J. Wise
Make sure of your measures before starting to apply your pattern to the cloth.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
Record of Size of Clothing.= A record of the sizes of clothing of every man in the company as ascertained by measurement.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
It measures 5 x 7-1/2 in., and it is bound in green cloth.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
As it was, the difficulty was undoubtedly overcame in great measure by the adoption of artificial clothing.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
Weights and measures should be taken without shoes and in only the usual indoor clothes.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Mr. Wicker looked, as if casually, at the clothes Chris now wore and which fitted him as though made to his measure.
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
The measure of a man, like the length of a cloth-yard, depends upon the standard.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
But it is always in a measure misleading to compare language with dress, to say that a poet clothes his thought, etc.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
Give us good measure of cloth; let us see the old measure; do you mind me?
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
Common problems in measuring cloth enlivened the number lessons.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
I had made up my mind very soon that it would be no use measuring Cameron for any clothes, or getting him ready for any train.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
For the searching and measuring cloth, the Company kept a "silver yard," that weighed thirty-six ounces, and was graven with the Company's arms.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Go up-stairs and dress yourself, or I'll measure your clothes with this yardstick.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
As many of us fly to the heaps of clothing, and hastily measure them by the length and breadth of the individual.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
The operation, preparatory to cutting out the cloth for a garment, is that of taking the measure of the person for whom it is designed.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen
Clothes, a traditional measure of affluence, were now a growing concern for himself and his family.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
A common one-gallon lard pail is used to measure the curd into the press cloths.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
When I had done so, and was brushing the dust off my clothes, I took his measure.
"The Woman with One Hand (and) Mr. Ely's Engagement" by Richard Marsh

In poetry:

My eyes are worn with measuring cloths of purple,
And golden cloths, and wavering cloths, and pale.
I dream of a crowd of faces, white with menace.
Hands reach up to tear me. My brain will fail.
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 09:" by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

Some people say the measure of a man is best assessed by the clothes he wears.
Vintage cloth tape measure, Restoration Hardware ($49).
Use heavy-duty tape to attach the end of a 5-foot cloth measuring tape to the hub of an empty line spool.
A sultry noir in contemporary clothes, this tight new thriller from Brown plays like measured chaos.
British researchers have come up with a new body scanning device that gives accurate measurements and could boost online clothes shopping.
In Spain, new austerity measures mean higher sales tax on everything from beer and wine to clothing and movie tickets.
The new measurement, put together by New York's Center for Economic Opportunity, takes into account a household's spending on food, clothing, shelter, transportation, utilities and out-of-pocket medical expenses.
As soon as the measure passed, some protesters inside City Hall tore off their clothes.
A Portland man who took off his clothes to protest airport security measures is insisting on a trial.