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breadth
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
the distance between two sides; or the range of variety — especially a broad range of knowledge
  • He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (19% in)
  • Six hundred beds of the common measure were brought in carriages, and worked up in my house; a hundred and fifty of their beds, sewn together, made up the breadth and length; and these were four double: which, however, kept me but very indifferently from the hardness of the floor, that was of smooth stone.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (22% in)
  • The whole extent of this prince's dominions reaches about six thousand miles in length, and from three to five in breadth: whence I cannot but conclude, that our geographers of Europe are in a great error, by supposing nothing but sea between Japan and California; for it was ever my opinion, that there must be a balance of earth to counterpoise the great continent of Tartary; and therefore they ought to correct their maps and charts, by joining this vast tract of land to the northwest...
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (41% in)
  • It is in length three glomglungs (which make about fifty-four English miles,) and two and a half in breadth; as I measured it myself in the royal map made by the king's order, which was laid on the ground on purpose for me, and extended a hundred feet: I paced the diameter and circumference several times barefoot, and, computing by the scale, measured it pretty exactly.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (43% in)
  • After salutation, observing me to look earnestly upon a frame, which took up the greatest part of both the length and breadth of the room, he said, "Perhaps I might wonder to see him employed in a project for improving speculative knowledge, by practical and mechanical operations.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (46% in)

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