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footbreadth

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

foot +‎ breadth

NounEdit

footbreadth (plural not attested)

  1. The breadth of a foot; used as a measure.
    • Authorised Version, Deuteronomy, 2, 5 (print variant, usual spelling is "foot breadth").
      Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a footbreadth; because I have given Mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Longfellow to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for footbreadth in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)