Definition of Finger's breadth

1. Noun. The length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure.

Exact synonyms: Digit, Finger, Fingerbreadth
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finger's Breadth

finessing
finest
finetune
finetuned
finetunes
finetuning
finew
finfish
finfishes
finfolk
finfoot
finfoots
fingan
fingans
finger's breadth
finger-flower
finger-fumbler
finger-fumblers
finger-lickin' good
finger-nose test
finger-paint
finger-painted
finger-painting
finger-paints
finger-pointing
finger-roll
finger-root
finger-spell
finger-thumb reflex

Literary usage of Finger's breadth

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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. ..."

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