met-gird

met-gird, f.n: a rod for measuring. (MET-YIRD / ˈmɛt-ˌjɪrd)

Medieval manuscript image of a blue-winged angel bent over beside a walled city with blue turrets, using a rod to measure the sides.
Biblia Porta; N France (Franco-Flemish), late 13th century; Lausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire, U 964, f. 483r. [e-codices.unifr.ch]

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