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Synonyms for handbreadth

any unit of length based on the breadth of the human hand

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If it falls within a hand's breadth it is "spangey ones, or wonzzers".
It is to grasp or to measure a hand's breadth, this hand - mine as I write - dares its contradictions, comes to rest, tenses, shakes, seizes or is seized by the mind:
Merely a hand's breadth across, the ice holes serve as tiny windows for gazing far back into the planet's history.