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Span

To cover all contingencies within a specified range.

Span

A unit of length equivalent to nine inches.
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HOW TO TAKE A BASAL CUTTING When shoots are no more than a handspan tall and still solid, expose the crown, slide a sharp knife between a strong shoot and the crown of the plant, severing it without damaging tubers.
Units of Measurement Used in the Treatise Symbol Unit Arabic Persian Relation Length (mm) cb cubit Dhira' gaz 24 fg 665 sh handspan Shibr wajab 1/3 cb 8 fg 221.