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girth
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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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
  • One of the faculty wives—one especially prolific with progeny, and one whose maternal girth was more substantial than well coordinated—slipped under the Volkswagen as it was being returned to its wheels; although she was not hurt, she was wedged quite securely under the stubborn automobile.
    p. 398.2

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