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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mensuration, a cubic measure or measure of volume wherein the unit is the board-foot.


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  • The board-measure is stamped on the back of the blade of the square,

    Handwork in Wood

  • Another style, instead of an Essex board-measure, and the hundredths graduation has a rafter-table.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Essex board-measure and the Lumberman's board-measure are described in

    Handwork in Wood

  • It includes graduations in hundredths, thirty-seconds, sixteenths, twelfths, tenths, and eighths of an inch, also a brace-measure, an eight-square measure, and the Essex board-measure.

    Handwork in Wood

  • At the former mine the average cost of timber is under $10 per M board-measure, while at the latter its price would be $50 per M board-measure; although labor is about of the same efficiency and wage, the cost in the Ivanhoe by square-setting would be about 65 cents per ton of ore broken.

    Principles of Mining Valuation, Organization and Administration


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