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GIRTH., A girth or yard is a measure of length. The word is of Saxon origin, taken from the circumference of the human body. Girth is contracted from girdeth, and signifies as much as girdle. See Ell.

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Strong correlation among body weights and heart girth has been reported for white-tailed deer in the southeastern United States (Smart et al.
Use this formula: heart girth x heart girth x length, divide by 400 = weight in pounds.
The elm with the greatest girth is an ancient relic certainly exceeding 400 years in age near the Assiniboine River in the Wolseley area.
Benyi, "Estimation of liveweight from chest girth in pure and crossbred west African goats," Tropical Animal Health and Production, vol.
Criteria "b" refers to girth welds reported by MFL ILI to contain metal loss with depth over 20% wt.
Critique: An impressive and articulate work of seminal scholarship combined with personal experience, "Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma" by Jason Whitesel (Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Pace University) provides an invaluable perspective on the social interworkings of the contemporary gay community.
Cob Girth (cm): The highest cob girth of 6.00.14 cm was recorded when the crop was fertilized with highest NPK level of 125-80-70 kg ha-1, while the cob girth was slightly reduced to 5.80.09 cm when NPK fertilizer level was diminished to 100-65-60 kg ha-1.
(ii) Every planar signed bipartite graph of unbalanced girth at least 2k admits a homomorphism to the signed projective cube of dimension 2k - 1.
The study, which suggested that all erections are not created equal, also found that the average penile girth was about 4.8 inches (12.2 cm).
The cut points were the median for adiponectin as previously detailed [13]and the median for the adiponectin/leptin ratios for each waist girth category.