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inch1: “the furthest inch,” the most distant part Ado II. i. 277; “the very extremest inch,” the very utmost 2H4 IV. iii. 39; “at an inch,” in immediate readiness 2H6 I. iv. 45; “even to his inches,” from top to toe Troil. IV. v. 111. ∥ S. is the earliest authority for “inches”=stature Ant. I. iii. 40, and the fig. phr. “by inches” Cor. V. iv. 43.
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