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the extent of something from side to side

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the capacity to understand a broad range of topics

the extent of something from side to side

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No, no, my Lord; we Squares are better advised, and are as well aware as your Lordship that a Woman, though popularly called a Straight Line, is, really and scientifically, a very thin Parallelogram, possessing Two Dimensions, like the rest of us, viz., length and breadth (or thickness).
We see her length, we infer her breadth; which, though very slight, is capable of measurement.
I mean that when you see a Woman, you ought -- besides inferring her breadth -- to see her length, and to SEE what we call her HEIGHT; although that last Dimension is infinitesimal in your country.
Given, then, the length and breadth of the cove, and the character of the surrounding shore, and you have almost elements enough to make out a formula for all cases.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
Such a rule of the two diameters not only guides us toward the sun in the system and the heart in man, but draws lines through the length and breadth of the aggregate of a man's particular daily behaviors and waves of life into his coves and inlets, and where they intersect will be the height or depth of his character.
At this second interchange of the Christian name, Madame Defarge, still using her toothpick with profound composure, coughed another grain of cough, and raised her eyebrows by the breadth of another line.
No, young lady, I am not a general philanthropist; but I bear a conscience;" and he pointed to the prominences which are said to indicate that faculty, and which, fortunately for him, were sufficiently conspicuous; giving, indeed, a marked breadth to the upper part of his head: "and, besides, I once had a kind of rude tenderness of heart.
With this announcement he rose from his chair, and stood, leaning his arm on the marble mantelpiece: in that attitude his shape was seen plainly as well as his face; his unusual breadth of chest, disproportionate almost to his length of limb.
They have used a horizontal breadth for a frieze, and that adds wonderfully to the confusion.
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.
It is repeated, of course, by the breadths, but not otherwise.
Foot breadth was measured as the distance between the most medially prominent point on the head of the first metatarsal bone and the most laterally prominent point on the head of the fifth metatarsal bone when the foot was fully during standing by the sliding caliper.[13,15]
The specimens have plagiopatagium attached to the level of the toes by a broad band of membrane, conspicuously long and silky fur, dorsal fur slightly bicolor with dark bases and dark brown tips, ventral fur bicolor with well-defined banding, dark brown bases and pale grey tips, trailing edge of the interfemoral membrane dark colored and lacking fringe of hairs (only few sparse and short hairs are present), membranes dark brown, braincase long, narrow and flattened, postorbital constriction narrow, breadth across the canines/ postorbital breadth ratio greater than 1.00, supraoccipital region rounded and sagittal crest absent.
"This referendum campaign is reenergising and renewing democratic debate the length and breadth of the nation."