The lowest dimension, as in our own table of linear measure, was the Barleycorn.
Eln still survives in the name of a linear measure, the “ell,” and is derived from the O. Teut.
To find the linear measure of the deviation, cover the fixing eye and allow the squinting eye to fix.
Vara, v′ra, n. a Spanish-American linear measure, about thirty-three inches.
Have we, however, the right to compare a volumetric measure (the cerebral mass) with a linear measure (the stature)?
A cubit is a unit of linear measure, from the elbow to the tip of the longest finger of a man.
Vara—a linear measure used in Spanish America, equal to thirty-three English inches.