There is one place where two breadths
didn't match, and the eyes go all up and down the line, one a little higher than the other.
Six hundred beds of the common measure were brought in carriages, and worked up in my house; a hundred and fifty of their beds, sewn together, made up the breadth
and length; and these were four double: which, however, kept me but very indifferently from the hardness of the floor, that was of smooth stone.
This is the place, if the report of the inhabitants deserves any credit, where the Israelites miraculously passed through the Red Sea on dry land; and there is some reason for imagining the tradition not ill grounded, for the sea is here only three leagues in breadth
Well was it for Robin that he was quick and nimble of foot; for the blow that grazed a hair's breadth
from his shoulder would have felled an ox.
The greatest length or breadth
of a full grown inhabitant of Flatland may be estimated at about eleven of your inches.
Between the walls of the mountains and the waters of the lake lay a sandy shore which, at its greatest breadth
, measured five hundred feet.
Nor, having only length, breadth
, and thickness, can a cube have a real existence.
Such was my abominable luck in being born by the mere hair's breadth
of twenty-five centuries too late into a world where kings have been growing scarce with scandalous rapidity, while the few who remain have adopted the uninteresting manners and customs of simple millionaires.
The arches to be upon pillars of carpenter's work, of some ten foot high, and six foot broad; and the spaces between of the same dimension with the breadth
of the arch.
She came from Devonshire and, notwithstanding her many years of service in London, had never lost the breadth
of her accent.
Broad was Robin across the shoulders, but broader was the stranger by twice the breadth
of a palm, while he measured at least an ell around the waist.
As if that money could add a hair's breadth
to happiness or peace of mind.
Perhaps if they were more humorous they would not be so true to the British life and character present in them in the whole length and breadth
of its expansive commonplaceness.
To attentive ears she recited the whole length and breadth
of her woes.
This distinguished scientist has expounded his views in a book entitled "Verschwinden und Seine Theorie," which has attracted some attention, "particularly," says one writer, "among the followers of Hegel, and mathematicians who hold to the actual existence of a so- called non-Euclidean space--that is to say, of space which has more dimensions than length, breadth
, and thickness--space in which it would be possible to tie a knot in an endless cord and to turn a rubber ball inside out without 'a solution of its continuity,' or in other words, without breaking or cracking it.