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This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Measured Word™.

Use the following examples below to find the rule.

Examples of Measured Words™

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version: (If you copy this text elsewhere, make sure that your font matches the one in the image above.)

Measured Words™,Not Measured Words™
AMITY,DISCORD
BEST,WORST
CLAW,TALON
DAM,WALL
DYE,COLOR
MILK,WATER
MOTH,FLY
NEST,DEN
OX,BULL
PAW,HOOF
REST,WALK
SLY,SIMPLE
WOLF,TIGER
ZESTY,MILD

You've had a stroke of good luck! I'm giving you a hint.

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  • $\begingroup$ Are all the examples still Measured Words™ in the fixed width section at the bottom? $\endgroup$ – Player One Oct 27 '15 at 0:49
  • $\begingroup$ @PlayerOne The text at the bottom is exactly the same as the text in the table. The table is for a nice presentation and the simple text is so people can copy / paste if they want to do some analysis. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Oct 27 '15 at 1:17
  • $\begingroup$ The text is the same, but the font is different. The letter I in the table has no horizontal bars on the top or bottom, but it does in the fixed width text, which seems like it might matter if the font is important to the solution :) $\endgroup$ – Player One Oct 27 '15 at 1:22
  • $\begingroup$ @PlayerOne I can't control the plaintext font for every user. That's why I use the image. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Oct 27 '15 at 1:46
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I think I got it, a Measured Word™ is:

A word in which if we replace every letter with the sum of strait lines and curves, we get the sequence 1234 repeating with some offset.

E.g.

AMITY becomes 34123 and 
WOLF becomes 4123

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