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Five of them placed in a row will, of course, give the length of the decimeter; and two of them will weigh a decagram.
In the "Children's House" days they had the long stair rods which contain the meter and its decimeter subdivisions.Montessori Elementary Materials|Maria Montessori
They gird the body with belts interwoven from brass wire a decimeter or so in width.
We may estimate it at 1/3 or 1/4 of an ohm for polar surfaces one decimeter square, separated by a distance of five centimeters.