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  • adj. having a specified height


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  • The encolpion, which is a remarkable little piece of jewellery, 3 inches in height by 2.5 in breadth, has figures and inscriptions in niello and is believed to contain a fragment of the True Cross.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The Dvina had managed to crash its way over forty miles into the ice cap before being permanently stopped by a thick wall of rafter ice over twenty feet in height and probably more than a hundred deep.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • It is second in height to the Great Pyramid of Giza—by a mere ninety-five feet.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Manned by a single person and somewhat resembling a tortoise, six feet in height and seven feet stem to stern, it could remain submerged for half an hour, had a hand-driven propeller, and could reach a speed of three miles an hour.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • In this mass of earth, in which no traces of masonry are found, there lie vaulting-stones of from 3 to 3 1/2 feet in height and width, and 7 feet in length -- the remains of a much older bridge.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • At nine storeys of nine feet each in height including the foot-thick floors, it was quite modest — most of the insulae in the same neighborhood were two to four storeys higher — but it occupied the whole of a small triangular block where the Subura Minor ran into the Vicus Patricii.

    The First Man in Rome

  • RVers may be confronted with specific RVs not mentioned here, including expandable truck-based rigs, new pop-up designs from which a mighty motorhome grows, and full-sized trailers with slide-outs that compress in height to be parked in the garage.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • The larger, which is a little flagon-shaped flask four inches in height and about two and a quarter inches in diameter, is normally rather more than half full of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • A few months later, I grew some six inches shorter, and what I lost in height I gained in stoutness, becoming, in the shape of Abel Tarride, obese and bland, so flabby that I looked like an inflated rubber animal about to float up to the ceiling.

    Maigret's Memoirs

  • Willstown lay about four hundred miles to the west-north-west; the first seventy miles of this course lay over the Atherton Tableland with mountains up to three thousand five hundred feet in height With no radio navigational aids he would have to fly visually all the way, scraping along between the clouds and the treetops as best he could.

    A Town Like Alice


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