Size stick
Size Size, n. [Abbrev. from assize. See {Assize}, and cf. {Size} glue.] 1. A settled quantity or allowance. See {Assize}. [Obs.] ``To scant my sizes.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; -- corresponding to battel at Oxford. [1913 Webster]

3. Extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude; as, the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of a ship or of a rock. [1913 Webster]

4. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size. [1913 Webster]

Men of a less size and quality. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

The middling or lower size of people. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

5. A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale. [1913 Webster]

6. An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, -- used for ascertaining the size of pearls. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Size roll}, a small piese of parchment added to a roll.

{Size stick}, a measuring stick used by shoemakers for ascertaining the size of the foot. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Dimension; bigness; largeness; greatness; magnitude. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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