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callipers

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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calliperscal‧li‧pers British English, calipers American English /ˈkæləpəz $ -ərz/ noun [plural] 🔊 🔊 1 TZa tool used for measuring thickness, or the distance between two surfaces, or the diameter (=inside width) of something2 British EnglishMH metal bars that someone wears on their legs to help them walk syn brace American English
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callipersWhen he made it big, in the mid-Seventies, Dury was a 35-year-old former art college lecturer in callipers.Today he can draw it with callipers.
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