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  • n. A unit of area equal to the area of a square the sides of which are each one inch long.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a unit of area equal to one inch by one inch square


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  • Every square inch of the chapel’s interior is convered in carved symbols and the building as a whole is designed to accord with the high ideals of sacred geometry.

    The Templar Revelation

  • In a sense those laboring to save one square inch of wilderness, rescue one caddis fly larva from pollutants, were in the deepest sense public servants.

    Blood Lure

  • Every square inch of surface was piled high with opened tins, dirty dishes encrusted with food and used saucepans.

    No Laughing Matter

  • Instantaneously the fire light on the instrument panel went to red and the reflexes built up from combat in the Thud threw my eyes to the hydraulic pressure gauges that indicated the number of pounds of pressure per square inch available to move the flight controls.

    Thud Ridge

  • 5 Or, as Abraham Kuyper eloquently put it, “In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, ‘That is mine!’”

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • Tonight's ablutions were brief as every square inch of flesh was assaulted by flying proboscises the moment it was exposed.

    Blood Lure

  • And the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is nothing but recesses, one chapel after another, galleries up the walls, every square inch of floor space in this holy of holies heavily used and bitterly contested (hence the Moslem guards, who can be depended upon to treat each division of Christianity with equal scorn).

    O Jerusalem

  • The whole control room was twice the size of any I'd ever seen in a conventional submarine but, even so, every square inch of bulkhead space seemed to be taken up by one type or another of highly complicated looking machines or instrument banks: even the deckhead was almost invisible, lost to sight above thickly twisted festoons of wires, cables and pipes of a score of different kinds.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • I began laying out all the prints, one at a time, until every piece of furniture, every square inch of musty broadloom, and every cracked bathroom tile were covered with Sammy and Peter's brilliant career.

    The Beach House

  • Consider, too, that every corner of the camp is to be kept absolutely clean and ready for exhibition at the shortest notice; hospital, stables, guard-house, cook-houses, company tents, must all be brought to perfection, and every square inch of this “farm of four acres” must look as smooth as an English lawn, twice a day.

    Army Life in a Black Regiment


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