It has been said that the Negro is stouter than the White, at all ages and all statures, weighing more per inch of height.
No perfect skeletons from which we can ascertain their statures remain to us.
They are of all ages, and statures, and complexions; of feature of all degrees of ugliness in form and beauty of expression.
But the statures of the men, and the beauty and grace of the ladies, surpass any I have seen elsewhere, in America or Europe.
What diversity in any one of our cities in complexions, statures and features of men!
In order to make a useful comparison of statures of different populations, we should only take, then, adults above these ages.
Let us assume that we are taking the average of a thousand statures, or of hundreds of thousands.
There is much to interest us in studying the distribution of statures in Italy.
Many particulars about them are given, including their birth-places, the length of their lives and their statures.
These types differ not only in the reciprocal relation between the two statures, but in all the recognised laws of the form.
c.1300, "height," from Old French stature, from Latin statura "height, size of body, size, growth," from stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). Figurative sense first recorded 1834.
stature stat·ure (stāch'ər)
The height of a person.