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inch along

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  • The plan is the same as in Figs. 11 to 18, except that each tenth of an inch along the base line represents ten pages.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic Edward L. Thorndike
  • Each tenth of an inch along the base line represents ten pages here also.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic Edward L. Thorndike
  • Then we see him begin to inch along again toward the professor's feet where the steering-buttons was.

    Tom Sawyer Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The cavalier was smiling still as he edged inch by inch along the little way, his back against the maple.

  • Could we have seen what lay at the end of that Dolorous Way, should any true and loyal man have gone one inch along it?

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • Place a point at the middle on the edge of the flap, and measure an inch along the edge on both sides of this point.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • It is sufficient to fuse at most about one-twentieth of an inch along the needle before firing off the bow.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
  • It is an outlined triangle, rather less than an inch along each side.

    The Red Triangle Arthur Morrison
  • They dared not to move one inch along that mysterious way, until the symbol of the divine Presence had gone before.

    The Assembly of God C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh

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