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Noun ruler has 2 senses
- rule, ruler - measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
--1 is a kind of measuring stick, measure, measuring rod
--1 has particulars:
- ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
--2 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
--2 has particulars:
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