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Dimension implies direction, implies measurement, implies the more and the less.
Measurement owes its existence to Earth; Estimation of quantity to Measurement; Calculation to Estimation of quantity; Balancing of chances to Calculation; and Victory to Balancing of chances.
Thompson, surveyor to the Northwest Company; who, by the joint means of the barometer and trigonometric measurement, ascertained it to be twenty-five thousand feet above the level of the sea; an elevation only inferior to that of the Himalayas.
Here some measurement was to be taken which required more concentrated attention, and the sonorous voice subsided into a low whistle; but it presently broke out again with renewed vigour--
When the poor devils came to receive their rations, Benjamin, who was my deputy, was obliged to keep them off by stretching ropes around me, for they smelt so of garlic, from eating nothing but the wild onion, that the fumes put me out often in my measurement.
Guppy's bronchitis came to his relief and stopped his measurement of the table.
Tahoe is one thousand five hundred and twenty-five feet deep in the centre, by the state geologist's measurement.
He began to get accurate measurement of his strength and his weakness, and to know when to be bold and when to be cautious.
I used to refute him by telling him that I measured his immortality by the wings of his soul, and that I should have to live endless aeons in order to achieve the full measurement.
This enormous hole was beyond all measurement, and formed a gloomy abyss, the bottom of which the sun's rays could never reach.
And I observed, also, that his whole body had unconsciously drawn itself together, tense and alert; that muscles were softly crawling and shaping about the hips, along the back, and across the shoulders; that the arms were slightly lifted, their muscles contracting, the fingers crooking till the hands were like talons; and that even the eyes had changed expression and into them were coming watchfulness and measurement and a light none other than of battle.
To understand what is meant by accuracy, it will be well to consider first instruments of measurement, such as a balance or a thermometer.