Usage examples for width

  1. It will be noticed that in both cases the head, hat, and arm are precisely alike, and the width at the base of the body the same. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  2. The leaf when cured measures some eighteen inches in length by fourteen in width, is thick and substantial, has the appearance of a rich Kentucky tobacco, and when placed under press immediately after being cured becomes black without the aid of any artificial means. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  3. It was a good track when once the top had been reached, exactly the right width for one individual, and used by thirty or forty every market day- three times a week. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  4. The width from one side to the other. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  5. The space between the two lines, or between a line and the opposite high bank, would, of course, be determined by observation of the width of the swift- water current at high floods. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  6. Slowly, steadily, El Rey closed up the extra width. – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  7. The wings are long in proportion to their width. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  8. As he climbed, the sea at first made a blue strip beyond the cliff's edge on his right, then spread into a wide blue floor, three hundred feet below him, and all the width of it twinkling. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. But on the east side, where I could have no windows, I cut off, on its whole width, a deep closet; and this proved a very fortunate thing afterward, as you shall see. – The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories by Hale, Edward Everett
  10. She was glad, now, that she had dropped Grace and her friends in time, and resolved next year that she would put the width of the campus between herself and Wayne Hall. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  11. It is here of an even width for miles, bounded by regular low hills. – Hills and the Sea by H. Belloc
  12. Spread out flat, it measures about twenty- four feet in length and six inches in width. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  13. Gilly of the Goatskin, the bow in his hand, sprang across the cradle, over the threshold of the door, and out into the width and the height, the length and the breadth, the gloom and the gleam of the world. – The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum
  14. This altar- piece in a triptychon, and when the doors are closed it measures twelve feet in height, and seven feet in width. – Legends of the Madonna by Mrs. Jameson
  15. In mid ocean the wave thus produced has a height of only a few feet, while it may be two hundred miles in width. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  16. Between this dark mass of stone and the land, there was an opening of some twenty fathoms in width. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  17. Behind her two box- like rooms occupying the width of the building had been turned into offices, and into one of these Rolfe led her. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  18. Another stretch of plain country, a mile or two in width, again raised our hopes and again dashed them, as more ridges confronted us on the other side. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  19. In front of her was a stretch of water of nearly the same width as that which lay behind her. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer
  20. For some distance above and below the falls, the bed of the river contracted so that its width did not exceed twenty feet. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling