Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The length of reach or sweep of an arm.

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Examples

  • Brocas, who, making a gambade which brought him within arm-sweep of the serf, slashed him across the face with his riding-whip.

    The White Company

  • 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.

    The White Company

  • 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.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • 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.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • "Perhaps the quality will atone for the quantity," said Halicarnassus, scooping up at least half of his at one "arm-sweep."

    Gala-days

  • -- with a grandiloquent arm-sweep meant to include the construction camp in general and the

    A Fool for Love

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