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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The surveyors' chain, containing 100 links of 7.92 inches each (Gunter's chain), or 100 links of 1 foot each. See chain and link.


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  • Greek commanders had no time to wield the plumb-line or the measuring-chain; they must have trusted mainly to their eyes in arriving at

    A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1

  • He put up his gig at Yoddrell's, and in walking with his assistant and measuring-chain to the scene of his work, he encountered the party of the company's agents, who were adjusting their spirit-level.


  • I can't get along without somebody to help me with the measuring-chain.



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