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rule of thumb
used in Atlas Shrugged

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a simple procedure used to approximating a value or make a good decision
  • He was struggling not to allow into his mind the thought that was pressing against its periphery: What were the chances and how long would it take-according to the mathematical theory of probability-for primitive men, working by rule-of-thumb, to hit the right combination of parts and re-create the motor of this engine?
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (73% in)

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