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Measure out   /mˈɛʒər aʊt/   Listen
Measure out

Determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of.  Synonyms: measure, mensurate.

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"Measure out" Quotes from Famous Books

... to have something to work on," Tiger said desperately. "Look, there are some things that always measure out the same in any intelligent creature no matter where he comes from. That's the whole basis of galactic medicine. Creatures may develop and adapt in different ways, but the basic biochemical ...
— Star Surgeon • Alan Nourse

... was the measure out of spite? Only the widest charity could accept the former suggestion, and even Sir Jasper Merrifield's brief and severe letter and Dr. Dagger's certificate did not prevent a letter to Alexis, warning him not to make their sister's illness a pretext ...
— Beechcroft at Rockstone • Charlotte M. Yonge

... hope so!" came the smiling reply. And we set to work. It all recalled the days of my childhood when I used to play at housekeeping and would measure out on the scales of my dolls' house so much rice, so much flour, so much macaroni, etc. I could hardly ...
— My Home In The Field of Honor • Frances Wilson Huard

... as the Pilgrim Fathers, every whit. The men, rifle in hand, take possession of the wilderness; the women make it blossom like the rose. No woman is too fair, or bright, or clever, or good to be a pioneer's wife. If John Millard had been willing to measure out dry goods, or collect debts, I should have had serious doubts about marrying Phyllis to him. If Phyllis had been unwilling to follow John to the frontier, I should have known that she was ...
— The Hallam Succession • Amelia Edith Barr

... the midst of winter, on the open plain, he has nothing to warm him but the breath of his mouth, which, issuing from an empty place, must needs be cold. But let us wait, and see whether night will make amends for these inconveniences: if his bed be too narrow it is his own fault, for he may measure out as many feet of earth as he pleases, and roll himself thereon at pleasure without fear of rumpling the sheets. Suppose the moment arrived of taking his degree—I mean, suppose-the day of battle come: his doctoral cap may then be of lint, to cover some gun-shot wound, ...
— Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

... still more interesting experiment remains to be carried out. In the sea water we have many different salts in solution. Let us see if these salts are equally responsible for the result we have obtained. For this purpose we measure out quantities of sodium chloride and magnesium chloride in the proportion in which they exist in sea water: that is about as seven to one. We add such an equal amount of water to each as represents the dilution of these salts in sea water. Then finally ...
— The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays • J. (John) Joly

... accompanied by the opinion of the council. The rejected are placed under a special rubric, familiarly called by the people the Beiwagen. The assembly may reverse the action of the council if it chooses and take a measure out of the 'extra coach,' but consideration of it is in that case deferred until the next year. In the larger assemblies debate is excluded, the vote being simply on rejection or adoption. In the smaller states the line is not so ...
— Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum • James W. Sullivan

... wife made their appearance. He had only time to conceal himself in a cane-field, when the doomed couple reached the jail. Dalhousie walked twice round it, before he ventured to enter the building. Stationing his wife at the door, he proceeded to measure out the locality of ...
— Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue • Warren T. Ashton

... commotion used generally to chase slumber somewhat from his eyes, and when the lads had left off howling a bit, he would measure out to each of them a big slice of catechism, or a similar amount of Huebner's "Short questions in geography," to be repeated aloud till learnt by heart, whilst he himself adjourned to the pot-house. From this place of refuge he would send ...
— The Day of Wrath • Maurus Jokai

Words linked to "Measure out" :   calibrate, triangulate, calliper, make up one's mind, shoot, decide, determine, caliper, mensurate, measure

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