from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hinged one-foot rule, with a spirit-level in the upper edge of one arm, and a pivoted steel blade, graduated up to 45°, in the other arm. Also called combination-level.


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  • Before the storm, the river had been expected to crest in a few days at 60.5 feet, six inches below a 61-foot-level that had been the trigger point for activating the floodway in the Corps' operating plan.

    Corps Blows Hole Through Levee

  • Forecasters issued an urban flood advisory and warned drivers headed to the Sierra Nevada to pack chains, because snow is expected down to the 7,000-foot-level.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • Such foot-level theatrics draw attention to the colorful variety of textural ground covers and ornamental grasses that lap against the paths and keep down weeds by carpeting the garden between larger plantings.

    The Seattle Times

  • The camera is mounted on an extensible arm, which can be positioned at three elevations - foot-level; waste-level, head-level - to afford various views of the environment.



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