(n.) = benchmark ; batten ; lath ; crossbar ; slat. Ex: Existing wireline networks, with their ubiquity, seamless operations, and ease of use, have provided clear benchmarks for satisfying customers' basic personal communications needs. Ex: Battens have plenty of other uses besides battening down hatches. Ex: Soft, crumbly plaster should be removed down to the lath and out as far as the firmly attached areas in preparation for patching. Ex: In crossbars used in pole vaulting and high jumping a well known problem exists due to the tendency of the crossbar to sag under its own weight. Ex: Venetian blinds with slats an inch wide are worth $20 to $300. ---- * bajar el listón = lower + the bar. * subir el listón = raise + the bar ; move it up + a gear ; take it up + a gear ; notch it up + a gear ; take it up + a notch ; crank it up + a notch ; crank it up + a gear ; move it up + a notch.