Scale - Length


  • Architect's scale, a ruler-like device which facilitates the production of technical drawings
  • Engineer's scale, a ruler-like device similar to the Architect's scale, they are helpful when drawing rooms
  • Linear scale, a means of showing the scale of a map, chart, or drawing
  • Vernier scale, a scale that allows for higher precision than a uniformly-divided straight or circular measurement scale

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Famous quotes containing the word length:

    When at length they rose to go to bed, it struck each man as he followed his neighbour upstairs that the one before him walked very crookedly.
    —R.S. (Robert Smith)

    And my spirit is grown to a lordly great compass within,
    That the length and the breadth and the sweep of the marshes of
    Will work me no fear like the fear they have wrought me of yore
    When length was failure, and when breadth was but bitterness sore,
    And when terror and shrinking and dreary unnamable pain
    Drew over me out of the merciless miles of the plain,—
    Oh, now, unafraid, I am fain to face
    The vast sweet visage of space.
    Sidney Lanier (1842–1881)