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girth
used in In Cold Blood

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Definition
the distance around something such as a body or a tree

or:

a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
  • Now, upstairs, she changed into faded Levis and a green sweater, and fastened round her wrist her third most valued belonging, a gold watch; her closest cat friend, Evinrude, ranked above it, and surmounting even Evinrude was Bobby's signet ring, cumbersome proof of her "going-steady" status, which she wore (when she wore it; the least flare-up and off it came) on a thumb, for even with the use of adhesive tape its man-size girth could not, be made to fit a more suitable finger.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (24% in)

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