handbreadth


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  • noun

Synonyms for handbreadth

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

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What clemency of the divine has turned the enemy's spear one handbreadth from our throat and driven it fatally into the breast of the beloved comrade at our side?
He and the ruins of the pla ne lay buried in a handbreadth of snow, but it was no longer falling.
If the ischemic changes involve the leg distal to a handbreadth below the tibial tuberosity, it is unlikely that BKA will be suitable.
34) That four posts of a mere handbreadth in diameter may serve as "walls" and that the walls may be made from almost any substance suggest that they are of secondary import.
It was still there; it clung to the nails that had been left in the walls; it found a resting-place on the remaining handbreadth of flooring; it squatted beneath the corner beams where a little bit of space remained.
My estimate is that the molding was one handbreadth (one-sixth of a cubit = 7.
That was to a level of ten handbreadths [below the highest sphere of Heaven].
The men have one nipple pierced from side to side, and some of them have both," he wrote, "and they wear a reed two and one-half handbreadths long and two fingers thick stuck through the hole.