(in Swiss watchmaking) a unit equal to 0.0888 inch or 2.2558 millimeters, divided into 12 douziemes: used mainly to gauge the thickness of a movement.
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How to use ligne in a sentence
What struck me first was that these insignificant and inadequate people had the command of the grand gesture—had la ligne.Coming Home | Edith Wharton
The latter instantly followed suit; the shout of Vive la ligne!Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army | Charles Alexander Gordon
And the young girl gazed with pity as the remains of the Marquis de ligne, her father, were borne by.The Strollers | Frederic S. Isham
Cela s'applique, par exemple, au cas d'une mme ligne de navigation desservie par le navire aprs et avant le transfert.International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2) | Lassa Francis Oppenheim
The double pay of these troops solds is likely to have an excellent effect on the Troupes de ligne.Private letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 2 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon