Definition of Finger's breadth
1. Noun. The length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure.
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Literary usage of Finger's breadth
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The operation is usually performed by an oblique incision about one finger s breadth below and parallel with the margin of tl left costal cartilages, ..."
2. The Medical Times and Gazette (1885)
"... the i nfil t ration extending no further than a finger' s-breadth towards the base, and not quite so far towards the convexity of the brain. ..."
3. Lectures on the diagnosis of abdominal tumors: Delivered to the Post by William Osler (1899)
"Liver dullness begins at the seventh rib and extends to the costal margin in parasternal, and a finger,s breadth below in nipple line. ..."
4. A Treatise on the Origin, Progressive Improvement and Present State of the by George Richardson Porter, John Holland (1846)
"Many of the pieces used in the works on roofs and ceilings, which are, consequently, seen only at a great distance, appear to be a finger-s breadth; ..."
5. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions by Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (1891)
"... turning down a flap, making a second incision perpendicular to the first, which was a curved one lying a finger-s breadth below the left costal margin. ..."