# 40 examples of metric in sentences

He enjoys the unenviable distinction of having no rival in ruggedness of metric movement and associated sounds.

Unit of metric system, 15.43 grains troy.

[metric units of length] nanometer, nm, micron, micrometer, millimicron, millimeter, mm, centimeter, cm, meter, kilometer, km. pedometer, perambulator; scale &c (measurement) 466.

weighing, ponderation^, trutination^; weights; avoirdupois weight, troy weight, apothecaries' weight; grain, scruple, drachma^, ounce, pound, lb, arroba^, load, stone, hundredweight, cwt, ton, long ton, metric ton, quintal, carat, pennyweight, tod^. [metric weights] gram, centigram, milligram, microgram, kilogram; nanogram, picogram, femtogram, attogram.

weighing, ponderation^, trutination^; weights; avoirdupois weight, troy weight, apothecaries' weight; grain, scruple, drachma^, ounce, pound, lb, arroba^, load, stone, hundredweight, cwt, ton, long ton, metric ton, quintal, carat, pennyweight, tod^. [metric weights] gram, centigram, milligram, microgram, kilogram; nanogram, picogram, femtogram, attogram.

Adj. measuring &c v.; metric, metrical; measurable, perceptible, noticeable, detectable, appreciable, ponderable, determinable, fathomable; geodetical, topographic, topographical, cartographic, cartographical.

he printand wakes, to sleep no more The world goes on, indifferent, as before; And the first notice of his metric skill Comes in the likeness ofhis printer's bill; To pen soft notes no fair enthusiast stirs, Except his laundressand who values her's?

The dog's nose is cold even when his tongue is reeking; and as he walked slowly along, his exterior showed the proper thermo-metric nonchalanceit was not the time for a pyrometric measurement within the heart.

She's rather tallnot too tall, mind youfive feet five, I'd saywhatever that is in the metric system.

The ordinary shell, charge included, weighs 1,400 pounds, and the exploding shell, under the same circumstances, 1,700 pounds, that is, more than three quarters of a metric ton.

Ten hundred and sixty-seven poundsnearly half a metric ton, more than the weight of a field piece without its carriage!

A tape measure with metric scale of measurements on one side and feet and inches on the other is most important.

LANE, ERNEST PRESTON. Metric differential geometry of curves and surfaces.

BUSEMANN, HERBERT. Metric methods in Finsler spaces and in the foundations of geometry.

U.S. measures and their metric equivalents.

LANE, ERNEST PRESTON. Metric differential geometry of curves and surfaces.

BUSEMANN, HERBERT. Metric methods in Finsler spaces and in the foundations of geometry.

U.S. measures and their metric equivalents.

The famous tale herewith briefly summarized occurs in the Mahâbhârata, the great epic or mythological cyclopaedia of India, which embraces 220,000 metric lines, and antedates in the main the Christian era.

The government motor trucks transported over it during the last fiscal year 22,390 passengers and 7696.24 metric tons of freight.

In the metric system, since the weight of a cubic centimetre of pure water is one gram, the density in grams per cubic centimetre has the same numerical value as the specific gravity.

BORDA, a French mathematician and physicist, born at Dax, in the dep. of Landes, served in both army and navy; one of those employed in measuring an arc of the meridian to establish the metric system in France (1733-1799).

DELAMBRE, JEAN JOSEPH, an eminent French astronomer, born at Amiens, a pupil of Lalande; measured with Méchain the arc of the meridian between Dunkirk and Barcelona towards the establishment of the metric system; produced numerous works of great value, among others "Theoretical and Practical Astronomy" and the "History of Astronomy" (1749-1822).

MÈTRE, the name given to the unit of length in the metric or decimal system, and equal to 39.37 English inches, the tenths, the hundreds, and the thousands of which are called from the Latin respectively decimetres, centimetres, and millimetres, and ten times, a hundred times, and a thousand times, which are called from the Greek respectively decamètres, hectomètres, and kilomètres.

The light to be measured is caused to shine upon a photo-electric current-generating cell, and the current thus produced flows through a galvano-metric coil in circuit, whose index indicates upon its scale the intensity of the light.