At the close of the eighteenth century Herschel, armed with a powerful telescope, considerably reduced the preceding measurements
. He assigned a height of 11,400 feet to the maximum elevations, and reduced the mean of the different altitudes to little more than 2,400 feet.
The account he had given of himself stated that he was a surveyor, engaged in taking measurements
for a new map of that part of the country, shortly to be published.
If a number of equal spheres be described with their centres placed in two parallel layers; with the centre of each sphere at the distance of radius x sqrt(2) or radius x 1.41421 (or at some lesser distance), from the centres of the six surrounding spheres in the same layer; and at the same distance from the centres of the adjoining spheres in the other and parallel layer; then, if planes of intersection between the several spheres in both layers be formed, there will result a double layer of hexagonal prisms united together by pyramidal bases formed of three rhombs; and the rhombs and the sides of the hexagonal prisms will have every angle identically the same with the best measurements
which have been made of the cells of the hive-bee.
The business of finding a play that would suit everybody proved to be no trifle; and the carpenter had received his orders and taken his measurements
, had suggested and removed at least two sets of difficulties, and having made the necessity of an enlargement of plan and expense fully evident, was already at work, while a play was still to seek.
"On account of your plans and your measurements
, for you know that no one is allowed, not architects even, to enter where the prisoners are, with paper, pens or pencil."
An officer was seated before a desk, writing, another was shouting down a telephone, and a third was making some measurements
upon a large Ordnance map nailed upon one of the walls.
In respect of military method, we have, firstly, Measurement
; secondly, Estimation of quantity; thirdly, Calculation; fourthly, Balancing of chances; fifthly, Victory.
a sulk and pout, by carpenter's measurement
, about twenty feet long and five feet deep; a sulk and pout that will yield you some 500 gallons of oil and more.
Dimension implies direction, implies measurement
, implies the more and the less.
On Barsoom the AD is the basis of linear measurement
. It is the equivalent of an Earthly foot, measuring about 11.694 Earth inches.
"Five paces by four and a half, five paces by four and a half, five paces by four and a half." The prisoner walked to and fro in his cell, counting its measurement
, and the roar of the city arose like muffled drums with a wild swell of voices added to them.
Here I was, a giant among pig- mies, a man among children, a master intelligence among intellectual moles: by all rational measurement
the one and only actually great man in that whole British world; and yet there and then, just as in the remote England of my birth-time, the sheep-witted earl who could claim long descent from a king's leman, acquired at second-hand from the slums of London, was a better man than I was.