girth :

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  • n  the distance around a person's body
  • n  stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
  • v  tie a cinch around

  • Experts say our expanding girth is killing us and costing the health-care system billions.
  • The title is a sly wink at the book's massive girthit's 1,000-plus pages in most editionsbut the reference to Hamlet is well-earned; moreover, it's a damn funny book.
  • Our expanding girth is just one consequence of mainstream farming.
News & Articles

  • Just asking...
    Which mogul was so humiliated by his embarrassingly slim manhood, he underwent surgery to substantially expand its girth? We hear it dramatically improved his performance...
    June 14, 2013 - New York Post

  • Bob Huggins in The Star-Ledger -
    He just gives us what we haven't had,Huggins said. "The size and girth and ability to score around the rim. Because of our lack of size, at times it's difficult for us to score around the rim."
  • David Starkey in Reuters
    Henry is not only England's best-known king -- with his wives, his girth and his bloodthirstiness -- he is also our most important single ruler,David Starkey, a historian who is curating the exhibition, told Reuters. "When he came to the...
  • Dan McCarney in Tiger Sports Digest
    It may be the biggest offensive line we will see period,McCarney said. "They have size, they have height, they have girth, they have long arms. I have watched plenty of tape on them and you can sure see the improvement with a veteran...

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