Inch

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INCH. From the Latin uncia. A measure of length, containing one-twelfth part of a foot.

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Both men are then said to have beat her to within an inch of her life and, thinking she was dead, covered her body with palm tree branches.
For the younger generation of viewers, for whom music on TV means sanitised, Saturday night spectaculars produced to within an inch of their lives, this is a taste of those brief five years from 1982 to 1987 when anarchy ruled and bands trekked to Newcastle to put their stamp on rock history.
It was swarming with celebs styled to within an inch of their lives.
This season, shorts shouldn't be shredded within an inch of existence.
We're within an inch of war almost every day in that part of the world, and we just have to be very careful about what we say and what we do," The Politico quoted Panetta, as saying.
Lou Lou, who recently had his eye bags whipped off, reveals: "The three people I work with are nipped and tucked and polished within an inch of their lives
This for assaulting a young man to within an inch of his life.
A MIDLAND knifeman tried to murder his ex-partner in a "slashing frenzy" which left her within an inch of her life.
This thing is rehearsed within an inch of its life so it looks flawless on TV.
A young girl came within an inch of losing her sight in one eye after being shot in the face with an airgun pellet as she jumped on her trampoline.
This instantly dated set of cooing pop-r&b cliches, computer-edited to within an inch of its life, badly lacks the goofball charm that made Kat a household favorite last season on ``American Idol.
We have watered them to within an inch of their lives, fed them with organic liquid food from our wormery, and they have been blessed with the sunniest British summer in living memory.