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carpenter's rule

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carpenter's rule a rule used by a carpenter
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Quotations

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    “Plan well before you take the journey. Remember the carpenter's rule: Measure twice, cut once.”

Usage

In literature:

Then I pulled out a carpenter's rule which I had brought with me.
"After Dark" by Wilkie Collins
He arose, joint by joint, as a carpenter's rule opens, and beat the dust from his clothes.
"The Four Million" by O. Henry
The tongue of your negro, Mr. Wilder, is as exact as a carpenter's rule.
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
Out of the group rose Colonel Gideon, his long frame unfolding with the angularity of a carpenter's two-foot rule.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
He held a carpenter's rule in his hand, was surveying the buildings, and seemed to be adding up some figures on paper.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Then I pulled out a carpenter's rule which I had brought with me.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
One day a boy of about ten years old passed carelessly by, whistling as he went along, and swinging a carpenter's rule in his hand.
"The Parent's Assistant" by Maria Edgeworth
Does not a carpenter's son, and one who was a carpenter himself rule the whole Christian World?
"The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer" by Richard Clynton
He has got such a nice little carpenter's rule to measure with!
"Little Susy's Little Servants" by E. Prentiss
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In news:

Left guard James Carpenter, listed as questionable on the team's Week 9 injury report Friday, was ruled out Saturday.
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