Baculometry
Baculometry Bac`u*lom"e*try, n. [L. baculum staff + -metry.] Measurement of distance or altitude by a staff or staffs. [1913 Webster]

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  • baculometry — (bækjuːˈlɒmɪtrɪ) [f. as prec. + Gr. µετρία: see metry.] ‘The Art of measuring accessible or inaccessible Distances, or Lines, by the help of one or more Staves.’ Phillips 1706 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Baculometry — Bacculometry is the art of measuring accessible or inaccessible distances, or lines, by the help of one or more baculi, staves, or rods. Daniel Schwenter has explained this art in his Geometria Practica (1627); and the rules of it are delivered… …   Wikipedia

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