Random memory: _rule_ "ruler" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 5 07:15:41 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

> See "slide rule", machinist's rule, etc.

I agree. But these aren't the simple wooden - well, more likely to be
plastic, these days - sticks used by pre-adolesents for measuring and
drawing on construction paper or whatever.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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