Definitions

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  • adjective Very long; about a meter long.

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Examples

  • The 700-yard-long hoses will deliver gasoline and diesel, respectively, to the iced-in city.

    Much-Needed Fuel Arrives in Alaska

  • In many a lonely village not an ounce nor a grain of anything could be brought, and yet there might be standing around scores of white-garmented, stalwart Koreans, smoking yard-long pipes and chattering, chattering — ceaselessly chattering.

    The Yellow Peril

  • The bloated book belongs in a category with the yard-long hot dog and the stretch limo.

    Book Reviewing

  • Art Windemuth says officers patrolling the area found the 400-yard-long net Wednesday morning with up to 400 pounds of striped bass, also known as rockfish.

    More illegal rockfish nets found in Md.

  • I was for ever crowned with leis by him, and he had his runners bring me leis all the way from the rose-gardens of Mana — you remember them; fifty miles across the lava and the ranges, dewy fresh as the moment they were plucked, in their jewel-cases of banana bark; yard-long they were, the tiny pink buds like threaded beads of

    ON THE MAKALOA MAT

  • On a street corner of midtown Manhattan, in as discreet a location as far away from the eyes of the NYPD as possible, a group of people gathered on March 1, around a large 50-yard-long bunch of yellow cloth, waiting for the signal.

    Adrian Margaret Brune: The New Gay Guerrillas

  • On a street corner of midtown Manhattan, in as discreet a location as far away from the eyes of the NYPD as possible, a group of people gathered on March 1, around a large 50-yard-long bunch of yellow cloth, waiting for the signal.

    Adrian Margaret Brune: The New Gay Guerrillas

  • On a street corner of midtown Manhattan, in as discreet a location as far away from the eyes of the NYPD as possible, a group of people gathered on March 1, around a large 50-yard-long bunch of yellow cloth, waiting for the signal.

    Adrian Margaret Brune: The New Gay Guerrillas

  • On a street corner of midtown Manhattan, in as discreet a location as far away from the eyes of the NYPD as possible, a group of people gathered on March 1, around a large 50-yard-long bunch of yellow cloth, waiting for the signal.

    Adrian Margaret Brune: The New Gay Guerrillas

  • Here we lay and rested for days, soothing ourselves with their mild and tasteless tobacco, which we smoked in tiny bowls at the end of yard-long pipes.

    Chapter 15

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