Cord

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Cord

A unit of volume used to measure quantities of firewood in Canada and the United States. The cord is equivalent to 3.62 cubic meters.
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The sledge, shortening this route, took a chord of the arc described by the railway.
Villefort, impassive as he was, was struck with this coincidence; and the tremulous voice of Dantes, surprised in the midst of his happiness, struck a sympathetic chord in his own bosom -- he also was on the point of being married, and he was summoned from his own happiness to destroy that of another.
But this was touching Charles on a favourite chord.
But the sound of the next witness's voice touched a chord that was still sensitive, she gave a start and a frightened look towards him, but immediately turned away her head and looked down at her hands as before.
Then I recurred to the other letter: that struck a chord whose sound I could not deaden by thrusting my fingers into my ears, for it vibrated within; and though its swell might be exquisite music, its cadence was a groan.
The suggestion struck upon the chord of early associations already vibrating in my mind.
I suppose I ought to be thankful someone can strike an unselfish chord in him," she thought, wearily.
She had a feeling in her heart, as though some religious chord had been newly touched.
If one appropriate thing happens, it wakes us up like the pang of a perfect chord.
In short, I was in a flutter for a little while and felt as if an old chord had been more coarsely touched than it ever had been since the days of the dear old doll, long buried in the garden.
Even had I been able to wrench away the bars, it would have availed me nothing, since the aperture formed the segment of a circle whose chord was but a very few inches long.
It was like a long-drawn chord of a church organ, infinitely softened by distance.