winding strips

winding strips, winding sticks

Two short sticks or strips of wood having parallel edges, placed on a surface to test it for flatness.
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A winding strip of road was visible, at no great distance, amid the undulations of the open ground; and along this strip the stalwart figure of Mr.

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