from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The length of reach or sweep of an arm.
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Brocas, who, making a gambade which brought him within arm-sweep of the serf, slashed him across the face with his riding-whip.
One only lingered, the black-browed Baron Brocas, who, making a gambade which brought him within arm-sweep of the serf, slashed him across the face with his riding-whip.
Many a morning, ere the eldest son of the house rose from his bed in the black dark to look to the sheep, before lighting his candle he brushed off from the coverlet a full arm-sweep of powdery snow.
Kit took the corner of the scanty coverlet and, with a well-accustomed arm-sweep, sent the whole swirl of snow over the end of his bed, getting across the side at the same time himself.
"Perhaps the quality will atone for the quantity," said Halicarnassus, scooping up at least half of his at one "arm-sweep."
-- with a grandiloquent arm-sweep meant to include the construction camp in general and the