Cloth measure

the measure of length and surface by which cloth is measured and sold. For this object the standard yard is usually divided into quarters and nails.

See also: Cloth

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The slippage of the cloth measure tape measure caused the nurses to have more difficulty placing and holding the cloth tape measures over the anatomical landmarks on the infant's head, which necessitated repeated measurement attempts.
Many times I have seen a yard of cloth measure from tip of nose to end of hand with arm stretched out and men measure a yard by stepping heel to toe.