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  • measure abdominal girth
  • horse has a 76 inch girth
  • stopped to tighten a slipping saddle girth
  • A huge man was next to him, more fat than muscle, his girth barely contained between the arms of the white plastic chair he sat in.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • They ran, but the creatures, despite their girth, were faster: They were landing all around them, with ugly wet sounds.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He peeled his considerable girth off a stool to stand between me and the door, toward which I’d been slowly backing.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Big Mama was a cheerful leviathan who lived in A Dorm—quick with a play on words, generally benevolent, and prodigious in girth.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • She eyed his muscles, his height, his girth—all strength stolen from the dead Champions.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Mum Olga puffed up to her full height and girth.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • A heavyset man, if you judged by the girth of the elbow resting on the window ledge.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • The buttons of his waistcoat strain to confine his drumlike girth.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • A fudge-colored lady of majestic heft and girth squeezed into the seat beside me, filling the ambient space with the aroma of heliotrope.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The husband was a head taller and twice the girth of most men.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • He heaved it up and secured the girth with what seemed like one effortless motion.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I once got a C in conduct, and he beat me with a saddle girth.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • At first, the man looked down, past his girth, to the ground, but when his eyes returned to the painter, the question clearly made him uncomfortable.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The first trader filled a chair with his enormous girth; his every movement caused it to protest loudly.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • It was an enormous tree, its girth twice as great as a man could embrace, and evidently long ago some of its branches had been broken off and its bark scarred.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It was a merry journey with Tom Bombadil trotting gaily beside them, or before them, on Fatty Lumpkin, who could move much faster than his girth promised.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • It seemed quite large, if the shoreline was any indication; left and right it stretched on with only a slight curve, showing the island to have a fair girth.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • As usual, the apron he wore was coated in flour and was stretched tight across his ample girth.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Eragon paced out the girth of one tree and measured it at seventy feet.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • In the length he attains, and in his baleen, the Fin-back resembles the right whale, but is of a less portly girth, and a lighter colour, approaching to olive.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • As they circled past a pillar-thicker in girth than any redwood she could imagine-Vittoria saw an orange glow up ahead.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A good 500-metre girth.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Then Athena, standing by, filled out his limbs again, gave girth and stature to the old field captain fresh from the bathing place.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I began his education by securing round him a broad girth of buffalo-hide and fastening to it various articles, to accustom him to carrying a burden.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • He landed with a thud worthy of his girth, and with a single bound the Wig-Beast was beside him, lifting him to his feet, holding him upright with one wiggy limb and slapping him with the other.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Horace felt a familiar envy stirring and despite himself noted the girth and heft of Carl Heine’s sexual organs.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Its girth was more difficult to judge, but all in all, the animal seemed to be wonderfully proportioned in all three dimensions.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Wherefore I said, "Master, see that thou go on to the next girth, and let us descend the wall, for as from hence I hear and do not understand, so I look down and shape out nothing."
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • For some miles there was nothing to be heard but the steady, cushioned clumping of the great-horses’ hoofs, slight creaking from the girths and panniers, and, occasionally, some small animal scuttling out of our way.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • It took but a few moments to release the gases pent up in the poor beast, and the two women heard the rush of wind and saw the roan visibly diminish in girth.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Vronsky slipped his finger under the saddle-girth.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • As she left Camp Four at the front of Fischer’s group, Lopsang abruptly pulled her aside and girth-hitched a hight of rope to the front of her climbing harness.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Inevitably, the chaplain’s attention, as he cowered meekly before him, focused on Colonel Korn’s midriff, where the shirttails bunching up from inside his sagging belt and ballooning down over his waist gave him an appearance of slovenly girth and made him seem inches shorter than his middle height.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As yet the panic of the steed had given his unskilful rider an apparent advantage in the chase, but just as he had got half way through the hollow, the girths of the saddle gave way, and he felt it slipping from under him.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Local heroes at most high schools but paler characters at Ballou, they are clustered here and there, often identifiable by extreme height or girth.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Lynch smote himself sonorously on the chest and said: —Who has anything to say about my girth?
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • The crypt’s low ceiling and soft uplighting accentuated the robust girth of the forty Doric columns required to support the vast stone floor directly overhead.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • For the next few minutes Shasta was at work, very cautiously to avoid jingling, while the Horse said things like, "Get that girth a bit tighter," or "You’ll find a buckle lower down," or "You’ll need to shorten those stirrups a good bit."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • He saw the village; he was seen coming bending forward upon his horse, belabouring it with great blows, the girths dripping with blood.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Babette is tall and fairly ample; there is a girth and heft to her.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Yet, even at this disadvantage, the Templar sustained his high reputation; and had not the girths of his saddle burst, he might not have been unhorsed.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • They were coming to the monarch of the forest It was a lime tree as great as that which used to grow at Moor Park in Hertfordshire, no less than one hundred feet in height and seventeen feet in girth, a yard above the ground.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • At first Merry and Pippin were struck chiefly by the variety that they saw: the many shapes, and colours, the differences in girth; and height, and length of leg and arm; and in the number of toes and fingers (anything from three to nine).
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • I looked up and saw, far off in the shade of a tree, half a dozen armed knights and their squires; and straightway there was bustle among them and tightening of saddle-girths for the mount.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Since Oz was lacking in girth, Eugene had piled rocksall around him.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • She helped me loosen Preston’s girth and led him to a stream near by.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Still the gondola was sinking, dropping away from us, and its big balloon coming lower with it, its fat girth falling ever closer to our propellers.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
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