Definition of Footrule

1. a ruler which is a foot long [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Footrule

footposts
footprint
footprint evidence
footprinting
footprints
footra
footrace
footraces
footras
footrest
footrests
footrope
footropes
footrot
footrots
footrule (current term)
footrules
foots
footshock
footsie
footsies
footslog
footslogged
footslogger
footsloggers
footslogging
footslogs
footsoldier
footsoldiers
footsore

Literary usage of Footrule

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1. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple, ( (1915)
"This is accomplished, following the example of Krueger and Spearman, by applying Spearman's 'footrule' formula for correlation (see Ch. Ill), though, ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1912)
"Mrs. Brodie had almost blurted out "yes" before she remembered that the footrule had still to be applied to Mr. Sheldon. He was affability itself, ..."

3. College and Commonwealth: And Other Educational Papers and Addresses by John Henry MacCracken (1920)
"He is not content, like a footrule used to measure Pardee Hall, to remain a footrule. He is more likely to act the part of the dressmaker's collapsible form ..."

4. Spolia Zeylanica by Colombo Museum, National Museums of Sri Lanka, National Museums of Ceylon (1908)
"I took footrule measurements of the living material, which may be omitted ; in general the height ranged from 5J to 6 inches. One specimen had two hinge ..."

5. The War of the Civilisations: Being the Record of a "foreign Devil's by George Lynch (1901)
"Supposing that they were Mars people that had suddenly been put in occupation of China, we should of course proceed to measure the Martians by the footrule ..."

6. Problems of Life and Mind by George Henry Lewes (1874)
"We measure the distances and calculate the masses of the heavenly bodies, not indeed with a footrule and balance, yet the footrule and ..."

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