- to bring (a piece, as a board) to a uniform thickness.
Origin of thickness
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Examples from the Web for thickness
There was another large decrease in 2012, but Wadhams and other experts also worry that the thickness of Arctic ice is plummeting.The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015
December 13, 2013
Add the chicken stock and simmer until reduced; the thickness should be enough to coat the back of a spoon.Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook
October 15, 2013
The amount of time the fennel needs to cook will depend upon its thickness and the heat of your range.Eco-Chic Safari
July 27, 2010
Simmered in the Belgian beef stew known as Carbonnade, a Chimay can make the broth rich with flavor and thickness.5 Pioneering Ways to Cook with Beer
February 2, 2010
Bake the salmon until it is just cooked through (about 10-15 minutes depending on thickness).How Top Chefs Stay Thin
December 15, 2009
None of us had changed positions, so much as a leaf's thickness.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
Bake it about an hour, more or less, according to its thickness.
Bake it in a brisk oven an hour or more according to its thickness.
They are nine feet in thickness, and are still in many places twenty feet high.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
A thickness of speech was accounted for by the absence of teeth.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
- the state or quality of being thick
- the dimension through an object, as opposed to length or width
- a layer of something
- a thick part
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Word Origin and History for thickness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The quality or condition of being thick.
- The dimension between two surfaces of an object, usually the one of smallest measure.
- A layer or stratum.
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