You think it is of Two Dimensions only; but I have come to announce to you a Third -- height, breadth
, and length.
So, probably, the depth of the ocean will be found to be very inconsiderable compared with its breadth
It is in length three GLOMGLUNGS (which make about fifty-four English miles,) and two and a half in breadth
; as I measured it myself in the royal map made by the king's order, which was laid on the ground on purpose for me, and extended a hundred feet: I paced the diameter and circumference several times barefoot, and, computing by the scale, measured it pretty exactly.
This is the place, if the report of the inhabitants deserves any credit, where the Israelites miraculously passed through the Red Sea on dry land; and there is some reason for imagining the tradition not ill grounded, for the sea is here only three leagues in breadth
. All the ground about Toro is barren for want of water, which is only to be found at a considerable distance, in one fountain, which flows out of the neighbouring mountains, at the foot of which there are still twelve palm-trees.
`Clearly,' the Time Traveller proceeded, `any real body must have extension in FOUR directions: it must have Length, Breadth
, Thickness, and--Duration.
This, in combination with the lifting of her darkly defined eyebrows over her toothpick by the breadth
of a line, suggested to her husband that he would do well to look round the shop among the customers, for any new customer who had dropped in while he stepped over the way.
Good Stutely, cut thou a fair white piece of bark four fingers in breadth
, and set it fourscore yards distant on yonder oak.
That look of naughty merriment was likewise reflected in the mirror, with so much breadth
and intensity of effect, that it made Hester Prynne feel as if it could not be the image of her own child, but of an imp who was seeking to mould itself into Pearl's shape.
No wonder his thoughts were still with his loom and his money when he made his journeys through the fields and the lanes to fetch and carry home his work, so that his steps never wandered to the hedge-banks and the lane-side in search of the once familiar herbs: these too belonged to the past, from which his life had shrunk away, like a rivulet that has sunk far down from the grassy fringe of its old breadth
into a little shivering thread, that cuts a groove for itself in the barren sand.
Between the walls of the mountains and the waters of the lake lay a sandy shore which, at its greatest breadth
, measured five hundred feet.
The arches to be upon pillars of carpenter's work, of some ten foot high, and six foot broad; and the spaces between of the same dimension with the breadth
of the arch.
Measuring the old craters formed by the first eruptions of Vesuvius and Etna, we find them little more than three miles in breadth
. In France the circle of Cantal measures six miles across; at Ceyland the circle of the island is forty miles, which is considered the largest on the globe.