the length and breadth of

the whole extent of

women from the length and breadth of Russia

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the length and breadth of — see length
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Main Entry:breadth
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the length and breadth of
: through all parts of (a place)

I've been/traveled the length and breadth of the canyon, but I still haven't found the caves I'm looking for.

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Main Entry:length

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  • (the) length and breadth of … — the length and ˈbreadth of… idiom in or to all parts of a place • They have travelled the length and breadth of Europe giving concerts. Main entry: ↑lengthidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • the length and breadth of — ► the length and breadth of the whole extent of. Main Entry: ↑length …   English terms dictionary

  • the length and breadth of — the whole extent of. → length …   English new terms dictionary

  • (the) length and breadth of something — the length and breadth of something phrase in every part of a large area We’ve searched the length and breadth of the country for a suitable candidate. Thesaurus: everywhere and anywheresynonym Main entry: length …   Useful english dictionary

  • the length and breadth of something — in every part of a large area We ve searched the length and breadth of the country for a suitable candidate …   English dictionary

  • Education of the Deaf and Dumb —     Education of the Deaf and Dumb     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Education of the Deaf and Dumb     Education essentially includes the process of encouraging, strengthening, and guiding the faculties, whether of mind or body, so as to make them… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • breadth — [bredθ, bretθ] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: brede breadth (11 19 centuries) (from Old English brAdu, from brad; BROAD1) + th (as in length)] 1.) [U and C] the distance from one side of something to the other = ↑width →↑broad, depth ↑depth, length… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • length — W2S2 [leŋθ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(size)¦ 2¦(time)¦ 3¦(books/films etc)¦ 4 run/stretch/walk etc the (full) length of something 5 shoulder length/knee length etc 6 go to some/great/any lengths (to do something) 7 at (some/great etc) length 8 the length and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • length — [ leŋθ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a measurement of how long something is in size: Cut the cloth to the required length. This beautiful bird is small, with a total length of about three inches. The length of your swimming pool is not… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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