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rulermore about ruler


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ruler  \Rul"er\  (r[udd]l"[~e]r),  n. 
  1.  One  who  rules  one  who  exercises  sway  or  authority;  a 
  And  he  made  him  ruler  over  all  the  land.  --Gen.  xli. 
  A  prince  and  ruler  of  the  land.  --Shak. 
  2.  A  straight  or  curved  strip  of  wood,  metal,  etc.,  with  a 
  smooth  edge,  used  for  guiding  a  pen  or  pencil  in  drawing 
  lines.  Cf  {Rule},  n.,  7 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  person  who  rules  or  commands 
  2:  a  strip  of  wood  or  metal  or  plastic  with  a  straight  edge 
  that  is  used  for  drawing  straight  lines  and  measuring 
  lengths  [syn:  {rule}] 

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