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Handsbreadth

noun
1.
Any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand.  Synonym: handbreadth.






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"Handsbreadth" Quotes from Famous Books



... a small house in a street turning up from the Strand, a confined little house of the ordinary lodging-house sort, with a handsbreadth of gravel and shrubs in front, and from the sitting-room window up stairs a side-glance at the sea. From a few words that Mr. Gardiner dropped, Bessie learned that it was theirs for twelve months, until the following ...
— The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax • Harriet Parr



Words linked to "Handsbreadth" :   linear unit, linear measure, hand



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