Usage examples for measuring

  1. To make a test like this we put a sensitive current- measuring instrument in the wire which leads from the positive terminal of the standard cell. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  2. A rod held at right angles to the measuring rod, and parallel to the ground, will rarely give more than ten feet, the majority being under nine." – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  3. He paused on seeing Rupert's simulation of pugilism, and looked at him critically, as it were measuring the young man's capacities in that arena. – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  4. He offered her the medicine- measuring- glass left on the table. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  5. Measuring his purse and his ambition, M. Wilkie discovered that he should never succeed in making both ends meet. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  6. God give us a pure passion of love that knows nothing of hesitation and grudging, and measuring, nothing of compromise! – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  7. Three of them are large and very stout, measuring about four inches. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  8. 5. That in measuring flour, it should not be shaken down to level it. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management by Ministry of Education
  9. Again he surveyed the stranger with his measuring, critical look. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  10. The Greeks did not amuse themselves, we may be sure, with measuring the monuments they encountered on their march, even if Tissaphernes gave them time. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  11. It delighted his admiring listeners to see him suddenly leap over the counter and rush out into the street to have a brush with a passing street- boy; also to see him calmly return to tie the string on a package or to finish measuring a piece of cloth. – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  12. What ground has Canada for measuring her strength with the nations of the world? – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  13. Find examples of this and show the need of a measuring instrument. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  14. 15 by measuring the angle between the straight line S V and the line drawn from the earth to Mars. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  15. I was a clerk, but I copied plans and sometimes the boss took me out to help pull the measuring chain. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  16. The measuring line showed one hundred and eleven and a half feet. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  17. He was watching her, studying her, measuring her, seeing her as she would have looked upon the screen. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower
  18. Did you waste the best years of your life in counting bricks and measuring mortar? – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  19. " Calm yourself, cavaliere," he said, haughtily, measuring from head to foot the plump little cavaliere, who stood before him literally panting with rage. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  20. Start making the first of these strands by measuring off on the bow a length eight inches beyond each end- that is, sixteen inches longer than your bow. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope