Examples from the Web for handbreadth
Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; my age before thee is as nothing; and every man at his best estate is vanity.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Some who carried war-clubs rushed forward and struck the post within a handbreadth of his head.Running Fox|Elmer Russell Gregor
There was not a handbreadth of shade anywhere, and the iron handles and girds of the barred windows were nearly red-hot.The Firebrand|S. R. Crockett
Rabbi Chanina saith the width of the wall (between Paradise and Gehenna) is a handbreadth.
And he made for it a border of an handbreadth round about, and made a golden rim to the border thereof round about.The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall