• Sawing Logs into Lengths
    Sawing Logs into Lengths
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Lengthful Long.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it...
Measuring the length of the foot Measuring the length of the foot
Relative Length of Ages of Reptiles, Mammals and Man Relative Length of Ages of Reptiles, Mammals and Man
A full-length portrait of Cromwell A full-length portrait of Cromwell
A half-length portrait of the queen A half-length portrait of the queen
A full-length portrait of the young king A full-length portrait of the young king

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.
    • lengthful Of considerable or remarkable length; lengthy; long.
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  • Euripides
    “There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its length: a quiet conscience.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.”
  • Robert Frost
    “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
  • John Lyly
    John Lyly
    “The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.”
  • Diane Ackerman
    Diane Ackerman
    “I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “It is not length of life, but depth of life.”


At arm's length - If something is at arm's length, it is a safe distance waway from you.
Keep someone at arm's length - If you keep someone or something at arm's length, you keep a safe distance away from them.


In literature:

There he landed after having passed through the entire length of the canyon.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Be sure they are square and of equal length.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
He was at length felled to the deck like a great bullock, and obliged to acknowledge himself beaten.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
The front posts should have one end of each squared, after which they can be cut to the exact length.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
Then measure its length and divide the difference in lengths by the original length.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The pitch of a musical note depends upon the rapidity of its vibrations, or, in other words, on the length of its waves.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Lejoillie told us that they were of the gull tribe, about twenty inches in length.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
At length Captain Westerway announced that the "Crusader" had reached the line.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
At length they were espied by the first lieutenant.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
The largest grow to a length of thirty feet and upwards; but boas ordinarily do not attain more than twenty feet in length.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

And when at length, tho’ drear and long,
Time soothed thy fiercer woes,
How plaintively thy mournful song,
Upon the still night rose.
"My Childhood Home I See Again" by Abraham Lincoln
Q. But may'nt my spirit, weak as grass,
Fail ere it reach the length?
A. Jesus the Lord thy righteousness
Will be the Lord thy strength.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. I." by Ralph Erskine
To us, O Lord, the wisdom give
Each passing moment so to spend,
That we at length with Thee may live
Where life and bliss shall never end.
"Ere mountains reared their forms sublime," by Harriet Auber
Stung by his cold and snaky eye,
I roused myself at length
To say "At least I do defy
The veriest sceptic to deny
That union is strength!"
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll
At length we reach'd a shepherd's cot,
That sat between two woods—
Fit home for all the stirless thought
That, dove-like, sits and broods.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength:
Such a Light as shows a feast:
Such a Feast, as mends in length:
Such a Strength, as makes his guest.
"The Call" by George Herbert

In news:

Smiling Tiger won the 2010 Bing Crosby by 1 1/2 lengths.
The reserve is a keystone in protecting the Meso-American Biological Corridor, which runs the length of Central America.
The preferred head length, measured from the occiput to the tip of the nose, is about 40% of the height of the dog, measured at the withers.
Crash breaks woman's record-length fingernails.
Both requests were discussed at length by Council members.
Here the description of a bundle is restricted to having a minimum length of 600 mm (24 in.
It's made up of nineteen half-hour shorts and his nine full-length films, all made between 1920 and 1928.
The Michigan Vietnam Memorial Wall, which is 30 feet in length, and is laser etched with the names of all the Michigan soldiers who died in the Vietnam war.
A male can weigh up to 2 pounds, and sometimes reaches 18 inches in total length.
Long length gives a lot of edge-like surfing a longboard.
In one video I have seen, he is dribbling the length of a city block, only to stop short, and rhythmically, at the corner, at which point he turns around and dribbles back.
In length versus the previous 106-in.
He's long since stopped saying anything new or interesting, and he talks constantly, at great length.
A YOUNG Taliban driver with shoulder-length hair got behind the wheel of the car.
You've never met anyone, but if you've played for any length of time you know who you are going to find.

In science:

In general, if w is a word of length N + 1, then ρ[w] is obtained as a sum of products µ[u]ˇλ[v ], where the length of v is at most N + 1, and length N + 1 only occurs when u = rN or u = lN .
On random walks in random scenery
In order to analyze the cosmological implication of this new matter contribution, we have to impose a cut-off length in our model, requiring that the Planck length lP is the minimal physical length accessible by an observer (l ≥ lP ).
Generic Evolutionary Quantum Universe
Using geodesic length functions, we define a natural family of real codimension 1 subvarieties of Teichm¨uller space, namely the subsets where the lengths of two distinct simple closed geodesics are of equal length.
Multiplicities of simple closed geodesics and hypersurfaces in Teichm\"uller space
Now by choosing a surface X , resp. Y , where the length of α is indeed very small, resp. where the length of β is very small, we are guaranteed that the length of β , resp. α, is very long.
Multiplicities of simple closed geodesics and hypersurfaces in Teichm\"uller space
It should be noted that the length of the tested calorimeter is only 4.26 interaction lengths (almost a factor 3 smaller than the planned length of the final CASTOR calorimeter) and thus there is considerable energy leakage at the end even at low pion energies.
Performance Studies of Prototype II for the CASTOR forward Calorimeter at the CMS Experiment