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CORD, measures. A cord of wood must, when the wood is piled close, measure eight feet by four, and the wood must be four feet long. There are various local regulations in our principal cities as to the manner in which wood shall be measured and sold.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We focus on offering the best over-the-air TV reception solutions to provide consumers with options for cutting the cord," said Eric Jiang, ANTOP president.
Caption: (7) Pass the needle back across the width of the broom after you finish your first row of stitching, to anchor the tails before cutting the cord.
However, the housing industry is doing better, which means it doesn't explain why people are cutting the cord.
Consumers want TV everywhere, and they're cutting the cord from traditional cable operators that continue to offer the same entertainment without new interactive or innovative development."