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She could not roam about and amuse herself, for the burned breadth would show, so she stared at people rather forlornly till the dancing began.
They have used a horizontal breadth for a frieze, and that adds wonderfully to the confusion.
That look of naughty merriment was likewise reflected in the mirror, with so much breadth and intensity of effect, that it made Hester Prynne feel as if it could not be the image of her own child, but of an imp who was seeking to mould itself into Pearl's shape.
They were from fifty to one hundred yards long, and they gradually tapered from a nine-log breadth at their sterns, to a three-log breadth at their bow-ends.
Cobb; "for the paint 's not only on your elbows and yoke and waist, but it about covers your front breadth.
I dare say they've not kept you too well at school: Miss Reed is the head and shoulders taller than you are; and Miss Georgiana would make two of you in breadth.
Heathcliff measured the height and breadth of the speaker with an eye full of derision.
So with the three passengers shut up in the narrow compass of one lumbering old mail coach; they were mysteries to one another, as complete as if each had been in his own coach and six, or his own coach and sixty, with the breadth of a county between him and the next.
No wonder his thoughts were still with his loom and his money when he made his journeys through the fields and the lanes to fetch and carry home his work, so that his steps never wandered to the hedge-banks and the lane-side in search of the once familiar herbs: these too belonged to the past, from which his life had shrunk away, like a rivulet that has sunk far down from the grassy fringe of its old breadth into a little shivering thread, that cuts a groove for itself in the barren sand.
He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders.
Soon after we discovered the isle of Babelmandel, which gives name to the strait so called, and parts the sea that surrounds it into two channels; that on the side of Arabia is not above a quarter of a league in breadth, and through this pass almost all the vessels that trade to or from the Red Sea.
This, however, is of but little importance to our tale; it will be enough not to stray a hair's breadth from the truth in the telling of it.