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measuring stick

  • n  measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
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  • NBA Finals 2013: LeBron James as the evolutionary Larry Bird
    As we learn more about LeBron James with every pressure-ridden postseason game he plays, more and more comparisons get made. There's the perpetual measuring stick of Jordan, the similarities in skill to Magic and the outrageous numbers that resemble those of Oscar Robertson. But really, time is proving that the only sane comparison LeBron deserves is that of Larry Bird. LeBron gets compared to ...
    June 11, 2013 - SB Nation
  • Big Ten is A-OK in APR scores
    Whatever you might think about the Big Ten's performance on the football field, you have to acknowledge this: the league is doing a great job in the classroom. Or at least it is by the NCAA's main measuring stick. The NCAA released the latest Academic Progress Rate scores on Tuesday, and the Big Ten came out looking good. Every team beat the national average score for football (949) and is well ...
    June 11, 2013 - ESPN Blogs

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