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foot rule


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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foot rule a ruler one foot long
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foot rule a rule or measure twelve inches long.
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In literature:

At noon of that day the victorious troops set foot in the Galician capital in which the Russians had ruled for nearly ten months.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Publishers, now-a-days, measure works with a foot-rule, as the critic did in Sterne.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
As a rule people traveled on foot, carrying their packs on their backs.
"The New York and Albany Post Road" by Charles Gilbert Hine
When you have twisted sufficient yarn to attach to the end of a foot-rule, do so.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
We measure infinity with a foot-rule.
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I now possessed a four-foot rule, exact enough for my purpose.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
I want to put my foot through all the rules.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Tuckerman's favorite medium was the sonnet; but a sonnet to him was a thing of fourteen five-foot iambic lines, and there all rules ended.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
They would, for instance, call a two foot rule one and a half or two and a half feet long.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
The cars will take us forty miles hence to Toledo, where the rule of the Moor is seen in foot-prints which time has not yet obliterated.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
He was not even in a fit state to use an ordinary foot-rule with accuracy.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
With a foot-rule he demonstrated to him what he meant.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
The pewter pot was in front of her, and the two-foot rule was slowly retiring.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
He took out a foot-rule and measured the space under the windows for two possible new book-cases.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
They are spirited, fearless, sure-footed, and yet, as a rule, so docile that they may be ridden with a halter.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
It is only a little devil, a couple of feet or so long, but its savagery is beyond measuring by anything like a two-foot rule.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
He who as a rule was so temperate stamped his foot violently.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
It's floatin', ye understan', an', as a rule, 'bout two or three foot thick.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Conduct must be ruled in duplicate to exact the full measure of utility from every foot of space.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
As a rule these foot-paths are marvelously direct.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various

In poetry:

Princes then shall come to rule,
As Sheba did of old:
Nevermore, as black foot-stool,
Shall Afric's sons be sold.
"Glory To The Lord" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
He from thy hand received his crown,
And sware to rule by wholesome laws;
His foot shall tread th' oppressor down,
His arm defend the righteous cause.
"Psalm 75" by Isaac Watts
A merry looke from Ladies face,
Bringes them a foote which could not goe:
A frowning brow doth them disgrace,
And brues the broth of all their woe,
Hereby all men may playnely know:
That reason rules not Louers law.
"A renouncing of loue" by Humfrey Gifford

In news:

Canada's ruling party receives a human foot in the morning mail.
It turns out two of the flues are above the windows, so the 15-foot rule doesn't apply.
Supreme Court health care ruling - the foot race .
Supreme Court health care ruling - the foot race.
HB 170 The Four Foot Rule.
The 6-foot, 300-pound 12-year-old has been ruled ineligible to play Pee Wee football in the Dallas area.
Three-foot bicycle passing rule: Slightly better than nothing.
Scandalous accusations, radical rules reform and conference realignment have big-footed the college sports news cycles of late, burying notable developments on many fronts.
Paula Radcliffe tells BBC Sport her racing career is not over after the foot surgery that ruled her out of London 2012.
Alan Kimble Fahey disregarded court's order to take down portions of the 20,000-square-foot structure, which includes a 70-foot tower, judge rules.
For the first time since spraining his left foot, DeMarco Murray has not been ruled out by the Dallas Cowboys.
Fifty-foot rule not usually enforced.
IRVING, Texas – For the first time since spraining his left foot, DeMarco Murray has not been ruled out by the Dallas Cowboys.
Safety Dwight Lowery (foot) and cornerback Rashean Mathis (groin) were ruled out Friday, and cornerback Derek Cox (back) was listed as questionable.
DeMarco Murray will miss his second straight game with a foot injury after the Cowboys (3-3) ruled him out Friday for Sunday's home game against the NFC East-leading Giants (5-2).

In science:

If we wanted to use Spearman’s foot rule as correlation measure we would be tempted to assume there is little correlation between the lists even in the most favorable cases.
On the Weakenesses of Correlation Measures used for Search Engines' Results (Unsupervised Comparison of Search Engine Rankings)
Given the degree to which it is studied, it is surprising that no ab initio calculations of its one-photon, Fermi’s golden rule breakup cross section that treat the nuclear and electronic degrees of freedom on the same footing have been published.
Breakup of H$_2^+$ by photon impact