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  • adj. Having the size (and approximate form) of a fist


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  • For fire she used a fist-size chunk of tiger iron, cinnamon sticks, and a round red candle.

    Arcane Circle

  • At SA Recycling, a scrap yard in the Los Angeles port that sold 545,000 metric tons of metal scrap last year to South Korea, Mr. Han listened over the din as company foremen showed off equipment that can grind a car into fist-size bits in seconds.

    Envoy Hits the Road for Trade Deal

  • They rounded a curve—the bike track was carved around the perimeter of the little valley—and gave full attention to the trail, dodging fist-size rocks and sliding in the pebbles.

    Osama Retires

  • The fish, which has a gelatinous, fist-size body covered with thick folds of skin that protect it from sharp-edged corals, also has a flat face with eyes directed forward, like humans, and a huge, yawning mouth.

    Boing Boing

  • Pasta came in fist-size portions, cooked al dente and lightly sauced with pesto or fresh tomato sauce.

    Italians have a healthier attitude about food than Americans do

  • The chef's fist-size salteñas are handsome, their surfaces braided and tinted yellow with achiote, a mildly bitter seed popular in Latin American cuisine.

    A blend of tastes in a homey setting: La Caraqueña's pan-Latin staples sing

  • Sure enough, as they passed between the buildings, they saw battle debris on windowsills and ledges, as well as laser-sword burns and fist-size impressions on building exteriors.

    Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation

  • The monster had short, powerful legs, fist-size eyeholes, and a mouth full of fangs.

    Memory Wall

  • While one records the assault with a cellphone camera, the other walks up to the oblivious Billy and punches him hard enough to leave a fist-size welt on his forehead.

    Bullying in Arkansas

  • His spleen, a fist-size organ that stores and makes blood usually barely palpable underneath the rib cage, was visibly enlarged, heaving down like an overfilled bag.

    The Emperor of All Maladies


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