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girth

(gĭrth)
1. A measurement around a body; circumference.
2. A measurement around a person's waist.
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Variation of weight and chest girth in white-tailed deer.
* Two memorable instances of earspell now appear, thanks to the vigilance of readers from Alberta, Canada, and Arizona, USA: Sheila Foster, IABC board secretary and wordsmith for Target Communications, Calgary, was reading the Calgary Herald when she was stopped by "Clients also report a dirth of humor at their former companies." Birth, yes; girth, yes; firth, yes.
Looking at the muscles and solid girth of my grandma's neck, I always secretly fantasized that she must have been some famous athlete in her younger, healthier days.
He said that danger increased for men with girth more than 94 centimeters, and became "really risky" over 102 centimeters.
That's been a concern for the SEC, which started trimming away the girth of mutual fund prospectuses in 1980, when the average investor faced wading through 60 pages of financial jargon.
Last night, founder John Hattan, who lives in Watauga, Texas, said: "We are transfixed by his magnificent toupee and girth."
Some tapes estimate according to breed grade -- they seem to use a formula comparing heart girth with length.
Anthropometric measurements involve assessment of height, weight, and selected body girths. Usual girth measurements include neck, chest, biceps, forearm, waist, hip, thigh, and calf.
Barges move to and from Alexandria on river systems all across the middle girth of the country, and beyond--across the Gulf of Mexico to the nations of Central America.
The Preacher's Tree is an ancient Manitoba maple (Acer negundo) with a girth of about 3 m that grew sideways prior to the mid 1850s.
Completed in nine hours over three sittings, Herkomer's portrait depicts an expansive, genial figure at the height of his powers with a prominent Toby Belch-like girth. Herkomer noted in his diary that Richardson was 'as solid in his friendship as in his figure.
The girth of the 140ft high tree measures a staggering 190ft.