Aune

Les hommes ne se mesurent pas à l'aune = Men are not to be judged by their size.

[M. Thiers, who was very short, used to say: “Les liqueurs précieuses se conservent dans de petits flacons” = Rich wares in small parcels.]

Savoir ce qu'en vaut l'aune = To know a thing to one's cost.

Mesurer les autres à son aune = To measure other people's peck by one's own bushel.

Tout le long de l'aune = By the yard; Plenty of it.