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  • n. Plural form of handspan.


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  • The robed man was a few inches shorter than Leferic, who was unusually tall for the Oakharne, but his shoulders were a full two handspans wider and his arms were thick as young trees.


  • The line was only a few handspans inside Doris wall, projecting farther into Smash's cell.

    Labor Policy

  • I drew a divining compass in the mud that was two handspans across, twice as large as the cloth one.


  • The Street of Lost Hope is the narrowest lane in Ciudad, averaging five handspans in width.

    VI. The Street of Lost Hope

  • Snudge unwrapped the tarnblaze bombshells, black iron spheres about two handspans in diameter, with long wicks protruding from their iron necks.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • Each clump was separated from the next by perhaps two handspans.


  • He squatted and measured the footprints by handspans.

    A Sweet Scent of Death

  • From behind his back, Jecks lifted a circular object, not much more than two full handspans across.

    The Spellsong War

  • Because Nylan had no really accurate way of calculating loads, he was estimating and feeling the bracing, setting the stripped logs that formed the bracing for the floors only about three handspans apart.

    Fall of Angels

  • The door continued to slow down with only a few handspans of open space left.

    Conan The Hunter


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