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long measure


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n long measure a measure of length
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Central African raffia palm is known to have the longest leaves. The leaves can measure up to 82.5 feet long.
    • long measure measure of length; the measure of lines or distances.
    • Long measure See under Measure Meter.
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In literature:

However, she did not stop there long, for prompt measures had to be adopted.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
I longed for daylight, which might enable me to take some active measures one way or the other.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
Though it was necessary to prepare for a long stay, the commander took the requisite measures for attracting the notice of any passing vessels.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
He decided to go into the coal-oil business; he studied coal measures and coal-oil deposits, and experimented for a long time.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
The room itself was a long and low one: its measurements possibly sixty feet by fifteen.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
He lay for a long time with his eyes fixed on the captain, who now pulled the two oars slowly and in measured time as before.
"Shifting Winds" by R.M. Ballantyne
One of these measured about nine feet, which, allowing three for the tail, gives a body of six feet long.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
The white ivory tusks of this creature were carefully measured by Fred, and found to be thirty inches long.
"The World of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
Hayes, the American, mentions one which he measured, about 315 feet high, and nearly a mile long.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
She was not doomed, however, to be long in ignorance of his measures.
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
The long illness of their mother had prepared the elder daughters in a measure for the event.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
In amazement the Indians watched the White man while he measured off a seat as long and as broad as this cord would reach around.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
I measured one pumpkin vine and it was thirty feet long.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
For a long time, as tense seconds are measured, she stood wondering at the sudden silence.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
If such a measure as this is adopted, it should not be continued uninterrupted for a very long time.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
This complicated system may retard good measures, but it is not probable that any very bad one can long survive under it.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
In full measure had the avenging goddess meted out to Narcissus the restless longing of unsatisfied love.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
That psalms of tribulation be sung with a low voice and long measure; 2.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
Have ready two long strings measuring about two and a half yards each.
"Little Folks' Handy Book" by Lina Beard
I'll bet it's eighteen or twenty inches long, measured as it is.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough

In poetry:

They left no trail for any beast to follow,
No track upon the moss for man to trace;
In a long, silent file up-stream they vanished
With measured pace.
"The Ancient Gods" by Mary Webb
Then silent long, the king at last
Spake, all his thought to hatred cast,
"O Diarmid, now measure the Boar, snout to heel,
What length on the ground may the dark hide conceal?"
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Not, "So long she lived,"
Shall thy tomb report of thee;
But, "So long she grieved,"
Thus must we date thy memory.
Others by moments, months and years,
Measure their ages, thou by tears.
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw
Who saith
Another life, the next one shall not have
Another childhood growing gently thus,
Able to bear the poignant sweetness, take
The rich long awful measure of its peace,
Endure the presence sublime.
"The Beginning" by Jean Ingelow
Before dawn breaks,
It's the rooster who's crowing door to door,
With a tremolo voice in long measures.
It's a motherly voice, hailing from Nature in the cold farm country.
Toh-ti-koo, toh-ru-moh toh-ru-moh
"Rooster" by Sakutaro Hagiwara
So when the soul is heedable,
Then is the heart made readable--
I in the book of your heart have read
Words that are truer than truth has said;
Measures of love, the spirit's song,
Writ of your soul to haunt me long.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

A SLIP, including a boulder estimated to weigh 600 tons and measuring 14 feet around and 45 feet long along with other debris, occurred in March of 1980 between Powhatan Point and Shadyside.
Brock weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.
A Long Island municipal union is riled over a measure that gives Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano authority to make more than $40 million in budget cut s without legislative approval.
School districts have until June 6 to apply for the first round of grants for long-term efficiency or cost-savings measures in management and operations, Gov Andrew Cuomo announced today.
Costa Mesa City Councilman Gary Monahan's latest campaign pitch for Measure V ("Charter frees Costa Mesa from the state," Sept 19) is much like the proposed charter document — vague, long on platitudes and short on specific substance.
The Long Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to declare the results of Measure N, which requires hotels with more than 100 rooms to pay employees at least $13 an hour.
State Sen Nia Gill (D-Essex) has introduced a long overdue measure that allows early voting in person, 15 days before the election and ending on the Sunday before the election.
34 pm Oct 12 at Nathan Littauer Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.
Jade weighed 6 pounds and measured 18 inches long.
Huxley was born June 1, 2012, weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches long.
She was born Dec 22, 2011, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 19 inches long.
And measuring 21 inches long.
She weighed 7 pounds even and measured 20 inches long.
Brock weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.
There, the performance of nurse managers is measured by how long admitted patients wait in the emergency department for a bed upstairs.

In science:

To measure the size of the set created in the long-time limit, we define a line M0 (t) ≃ t− 1 segment δ(t) = M1 (t) λ(β, σ), which is typical cluster size.
Transition from random to ordered fractals in fragmentation of particles in an open system
The gravity dual description is valid as long as eφ ≪ 1 and the curvature measured in units of α′ remains small.
On decoupled theories in (5+1) dimensions from (F,D1,NS5,D5) supergravity configuration
We will show that this allows us to build a very large class of multifractal measures and processes (including original MRW [1, 2] and Barral-Mandelbrot multifractal measures ) for which both long range correlations and multiscaling properties can be controlled very easily.
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
Thus, our measurements are consistent with a magnetic field in the plane of the disk, as long as the field is oriented roughly along the line of sight.
Magnetic Field Morphology of Orion-IRc2 from 86 GHz SiO Maser Polarization Images
BBN has long provided the most reliable measurement of the cosmological baryon density.
Precision Primordial $^4$He Measurement with CMB Experiments
To measure the long-time nucleation rates, we first bring the system into equilibrium.
Nucleation times in the 2D Ising model
We observe galaxies for which exist deep Hα images (Koopmann et al. 2001, Gavazzi et al. 2002) and which present perturbations in their rotation curves as derived from long-slit measurements (Rubin et al. 1999).
Environmental Effects on the Kinematics of Virgo Cluster Galaxies
Polarization measurements might also provide a novel way to explore the mechanism responsible for the hard, short class of GRB events since the instrumental resolution is not limited to long events.
Can a simple instrument measure polarization in gamma-ray bursts?
Note that in this test we should measure only the quotient of long time intervals, large angles and we need also the quotient ρ1 : ρ2 = (1 + ǫ) : (1 − ǫ).
New Relativistic Equations of Motion and Their Comparison with the Equations from the General Relativity
Single and coupled dot exciton lifetimes have been measured to be as long as nanoseconds at low temperatures [12, 13, 14].
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect
Included non-measures need to be zero on long strings.
Universal Convergence of Semimeasures on Individual Random Sequences
The for us important properties are that ˜νi ≤ νi -andif νi is a measure, then ˜νi ≡ νi, else νi (x) = 0 for sufficiently long x.
Universal Convergence of Semimeasures on Individual Random Sequences
CHIYONOBU; A limit formula for a class of Gibbs measures with long range pair interactions J.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
The number variance measures a two-point eigenvalue correlation function which, for many dynamical systems, is known to deviate from CUE at long range due to short periodic orbits .
Entanglement Generation of Nearly-Random Operators
Thus, as long as we measure just the representation name and column index (ρ, j ), the probabilities are independent of the actual coset gH that we find ourselves in.
On the Power of Random Bases in Fourier Sampling: Hidden Subgroup Problem in the Heisenberg Group