Examples from the Corpus

length• These fish can grow to a length of four feet.• The average length of a stay in the hospital has dropped sharply.• Actually, no-one has legs of exactly equal length.• The service developments which followed the Home Support Project will be discussed at greater length in the final chapter.• The leaves reach 20-25 cm in length.• The two pieces or rope were unequal in length.• For most of its length it didn't look hard enough and then, with its final roll, it fell in.• Bear in mind that all sections must add up to the overall length measurement.• Try these trousers, they look about the right length.• Do you want your hair at the back to be the same length as the sides?• Ron swims several lengths every morning.• Thread a small length of round elastic through the base of the puppet.• At ten lengths the furthest Pfalz turned to meet the attack, far too late.• In silence, they watched the man's progress along the length of the corridor.• Greene's book is less than half the length of most novels.• I like the length of this skirt.• Measure the length of all three sides of the triangle.• This in turn led to criticism of the length and complexity of documents that customers were being asked to sign.• Aksar won by three lengths.• The windows stretch across the whole length of the wall.length of• The leaves reach a length of about 4 inches.• a length of ropeof this length• A review of this length can only touch on its range.a length of rope/pipe/wire etc• Being Vinnie that means two blondes, a length of rope and a tiger skin.• The man in the cradle was whistling to himself and coiling a length of rope.• Together the two of them set out for Lamri, leading the goat on a length of rope.• She too was calm and stood patiently while he attached the chain to a length of rope around her neck.• Left: Waterfalls can chill your water in the winter, unless you divert the flow with a length of pipe.Origin length Old English lengthu, from lang; → LONG1