There is some advantage in this; because these twin-tubs being so small they fit more readily into the boat, and do not strain it so much; whereas, the American tub, nearly three feet in diameter and of proportionate depth, makes a rather bulky freight for a craft whose planks are but one half-inch
in thickness; for the bottom of the whale-boat is like critical ice, which will bear up a considerable distributed weight, but not very much of a concentrated one.
"This is a very bad Apollo," said the Sculptor: "the chest is too narrow, and one arm is at least a half-inch
shorter than the other.
From inside his shirt the steward drew a brace, and to it fitted a half-inch
bit from his hip-pocket.
There is an electric drill with plenty of waterproof cable to reach from the ship's dynamos to the cliff-top when the Toreador is anchored at a safe distance from shore, and there is sufficient half-inch
iron rod to build a ladder from the base to the top of the cliff.
," she murmured,--"Hugh, what an abominable thing!
I also trimmed his whiskers and mustache until they were only about a half-inch
long; and tried to do it inartistically, and succeeded.
Quickly she crossed to it, discovering that one vertical edge of an entire panel projected a half-inch
beyond the others.
Once, in the dear, dead days beyond recall, when but a happy child, George had been smitten unexpectedly by a sportive playmate a bare half-inch
below his third waistcoat-button.
Specifically, in American history, the substitution of the rule of an Administration for that of a Ministry, whereby the welfare and happiness of the people were advanced a full half-inch
. Revolutions are usually accompanied by a considerable effusion of blood, but are accounted worth it -- this appraisement being made by beneficiaries whose blood had not the mischance to be shed.
He was still awfully pale, with eyes that seemed to have sunk a whole half-inch
into his tense face.
But Raffles raised his eyebrows an eloquent half-inch
Branches and limbs that are half-inch
to 4 inches in diameter and 2 to 4 feet in length must be bundled and tied.