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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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When the opportunity came to join the Cinch Kit team, Creamer explains, "Leaving the service side and joining the manufacturer side of the industry wasn't something I had considered initially, but once I thought it through, I realized this would be a chance to reach a wider audience and provide Owners and Managers a solution that I know is desperately needed.
To reduce injury to leg-caught moose and other ungulates, I investigated the possibility of incorporating a cinch stop that would prevent the snare from cinching tight on a moose leg but not reduce the effectiveness in killing neck-caught wolves.
Cinch, a provider of a range of interconnect products, had revenues of approximately USD60m in 2009.
"As soon as we saw the interface to Cinch!, we knew that we had found our new online banking provider.
Shaklee Corporation, Pleasanton, CA, has added three new products to its Cinch Inch Loss Plan line: Cinch Meal-in-a-Bars, in two flavors--Berry Almond Crunch and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip--and a new meal replacement, Cinch Strawberry Shake Mix.
OUTFIT 1 - Red shirt pounds 8, Jeans pounds 20, Shoes pounds 20, Bangle pounds 5, Necklace pounds 5; OUTFIT 2 - White sparkle stripe shirt pounds 30, Tweed cinch back waistcoat pounds 40, Check cinch back trouser pounds 45, Necklace pounds 18, Shoes are Rebecca's own; OUTFIT 3 - Printed maxi dress pounds 45, Bangle pounds 8, Necklace pounds 14, Shoes are Rebecca's own;
GETTING THERE With the world's busiest passenger airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (404-209-1700,, at its heels, getting to Atlanta is a cinch. Delta ( and AirTran (, both based locally, offer direct flights from scores of cities around the country.
Online tools like make it a cinch to track every calorie you consume.
However, at the high temperature, the remaining carbon atoms were mobile enough to cinch together and establish new bonds.
Plus, like a light bulb, replacing the e-beam source is a cinch. (The life expectancy of the e-beam source is not yet known.) Because metal parts are produced directly, the lead and prep times for casting and traditional machining are greatly reduced, in some cases eliminated.
"The old steam donkeys worked at only one speed, so when you set the choker on a tree, the donkey didn't wait for you to get your hands free of the cinch," says Johnson, a member of NEA-Retired-Oregon.
What's more, software can make writing forms more "dummy-proof" by making it a cinch to calculate prorates and concessions, by double-checking teat the rent is $t,000 not "$10.00," and by ensuring that the lease does not end on February 30.