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In hand mixing it is usual to measure out from gauge boxes the sand, stones and cement or lime in a heap on a wooden platform.
Need to know how to measure out washing powder?
The machines cut the paper, gum its edge, measure out the proper quantity of tobacco, wrap it up, make the gummed edge adhere, and cut the ends.
Add some ice to an old-fashioned glass, measure out the vodka and liqueur, and pour the liquid over the ice.
This way you will know exactly how much you have and can easily measure out portions.