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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"The attackers came within an inch of grievously injuring Kejriwal.
EVERYONE knows that celebs get airbrushed to within an inch of their lives for magazine covers and shoots, and now you can get the same treatment thanks to a new website.
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.
Washington, Apr 20 ( ANI ): US Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, claimed that the United States was 'within an inch of war almost every day' in the region around North Korea, and need be 'careful' about what they do or say.
Maybe a box of posh chocs and a take-out, or perhaps a weekend break at a spa being pampered to within an inch of your life?
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.
This year, styled to within an inch of her life, her words felt scripted and sickly.
A MIDLAND knifeman tried to murder his ex-partner in a "slashing frenzy" which left her within an inch of her life.

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