square inch


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Noun1.square inch - a unit of area equal to one inch by one inch square
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
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to the square inch, your 6,500 square inches bear at this moment a pressure of 97,500 lb.
Though I knew she could not be in camp, I searched every square inch of the compound and all the buildings, yet without avail.
600,000,000 air cells in one pair of lungs, and 2,000 pores to a square inch of surface; so you see what quantities of air we must have, and what care we should take of our skin so all the little doors will open and shut right.
There may be thirty or forty of them to a square inch.
Again and again I went carefully over every square inch of its surface, but the most that I could find was a tiny pinhole a little above and to the right of the door's center--a pinhole that seemed only an accident of manufacture or an imperfection of material.
Not for an instant had the raider exposed a square inch of his body, and Werper dared not fire his one remaining shot unless every chance of a successful hit was in his favor.
All this made a burden which pressed down on us, sometimes, it seemed, at the rate of a thousand pounds to the square inch.
Bradley felt over every square inch of that area with the tips of his fingers.
Whole days have I passed in these Titanic efforts, considering my labor well repaid if, by night-time I had contrived to carry away a square inch of this hard-bound cement, changed by ages into a substance unyielding as the stones themselves; then to conceal the mass of earth and rubbish I dug up, I was compelled to break through a staircase, and throw the fruits of my labor into the hollow part of it; but the well is now so completely choked up, that I scarcely think it would be possible to add another handful of dust without leading to discovery.
So saying, Mr Crummles, after pretending that he thought he must have lost it, produced a square inch of newspaper from the pocket of the pantaloons he wore in private life (which, together with the plain clothes of several other gentlemen, lay scattered about on a kind of dresser in the room), and gave it to Nicholas to read:
Harvey waked to find the "first half" at 'breakfast, the fo'c'sle door drawn to a crack, and every square inch of the schooner singing its own tune.
We sewed up the wound in his temple, bandaged his foot, and applied a square inch of black plaster to the tip of his nose.