Measuring faucet
Measuring Meas"ur*ing, a. Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure. [1913 Webster]

{Measuring faucet}, a faucet which permits only a given quantity of liquid to pass each time it is opened, or one by means of which the liquid which passes can be measured.

{Measuring worm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of any geometrid moth. They are so called because they move by a process in which they first pull the rear legs forward toward their front legs, forming a loop which resembles the process of measuring with a tape measure. The motion is completed by subsequently moving the front legs forward to an advanced position. See {Geometrid}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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