admeasurement


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ad·meas·ure

 (ăd-mĕzh′ər)
tr.v. ad·meas·ured, ad·meas·ur·ing, ad·meas·ures
To divide and distribute proportionally; apportion.

[Middle English amesuren, from Old French amesurer : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + mesurer, to measure (from Late Latin mēnsūrāre, to measure, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure).]

ad·meas′ure·ment n.
ad·meas′ur·er n.
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admeasurement

noun
The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed:
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But as I was crowded for space, and wished the other parts of my body to remain a blank page for a poem I was then composing --at least, what untattooed parts might remain --I did not trouble myself with the odd inches; nor, indeed, should inches at all enter into a congenial admeasurement of the whale.
But, unluckily, some mistake was made in the admeasurement of these material parts of the fabric; and, as one of the greatest recommendations of Hiram was his ability to work by the “square rule,” no opportunity was found of discovering the effect until the massive timbers were raised on the four walls of the building.
But as I was crowded for space, and wished the other parts of my body to remain a blank page for a poem I was then composing--at least, what untattooed parts might remain--I did not trouble myself with the odd inches; nor, indeed, should inches at all enter into a congenial admeasurement of the whale.