Origin of arm's-length
How to use arm's-length in a sentence
To his critics, he explained—sometimes at painful length—his reasoning against it.
There are parks filled with men pushing strollers and coffee shops where fathers meet their friends, babes in arms.
After the captain made the call to abandon ship, 150 people were able to escape on lifeboats lowered by electronic arms.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the beginning of the video and before the call to kill police, you can hear what sounds like, “arms up, shoot back!”
Some of the slogans used that night—including “arms up, shoot back!”
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
However, on reaching Spain, the magic of the Emperor's personality soon restored the vigour and prestige of the French arms.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
One would not have wanted her white neck a mite less full or her beautiful arms more slender.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
These sections also have vibrations of their own which are of shorter length and more rapid motion.
Besides this fundamental or primary vibration, the movement divides itself into segments, or sections, of the entire length.