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Inch vs. Worming

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Inchnoun

A unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot, or exactly 2.54 centimetres.

Wormingnoun

The act by which an animal is wormed.

Inchnoun

(meteorology) The amount of water which would cover a surface to the depth of an inch, used as a measurement of rainfall.

Wormingnoun

(weaving) The tendency of certain yarn or thread to bunch up after being woven.

Inchnoun

The amount of an alcoholic beverage which would fill a glass or bottle to the depth of an inch.

Inchnoun

(figuratively) A very short distance.

‘"Don't move an inch!"’;

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Inchnoun

(Scotland) A small island

Inchverb

To advance very slowly, or by a small amount (in a particular direction).

‘Fearful of falling, he inched along the window ledge.’;

Inchverb

To drive by inches, or small degrees.

Inchverb

To deal out by inches; to give sparingly.

Inchnoun

An island; - often used in the names of small islands off the coast of Scotland, as in Inchcolm, Inchkeith, etc.

Inchnoun

A measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, commonly subdivided into halves, quarters, eights, sixteenths, etc., as among mechanics. It was also formerly divided into twelve parts, called lines, and originally into three parts, called barleycorns, its length supposed to have been determined from three grains of barley placed end to end lengthwise. It is also sometimes called a prime (´), composed of twelve seconds (´´), as in the duodecimal system of arithmetic.

‘12 seconds (´´) make 1 inch or prime. 12 inches or primes (´) make 1 foot.’;

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Inchnoun

A small distance or degree, whether of time or space; hence, a critical moment; also used metaphorically of minor concessins in bargaining; as, he won't give an inch; give him an inch and he'll take a mile.

‘Beldame, I think we watched you at an inch.’;

Inchverb

To drive by inches, or small degrees.

‘He gets too far into the soldier's graceAnd inches out my master.’;

Inchverb

To deal out by inches; to give sparingly.

Inchverb

To advance or retire by inches or small degrees; to move slowly; as, to inch forward.

‘With slow paces measures back the field,And inches to the walls.’;

Inchadjective

Measuring an inch in any dimension, whether length, breadth, or thickness; - used in composition; as, a two-inch cable; a four-inch plank.

Inchnoun

a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot

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Inchnoun

a unit of measurement for advertising space

Inchverb

advance slowly, as if by inches;

‘He edged towards the car’;

Inch

The inch (symbol: in or ″) is a unit of length in the British imperial and the United States customary systems of measurement. It is equal to 1/36 yard or 1/12 of a foot.

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