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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section II. Dimensions
2. Linear Dimensions
 
200. Length.
 
  
NOUN:LENGTH, longitude, longness [rare], extent, span; mileage.
  LINE, bar, rule, stripe, streak, spoke, radius.
  LENGTHENING &c. v.; prolongation, production, protraction; tension, tensure [obs.]; extension.
  [MEASURES OF LENGTH] line, nail, inch, hand, palm, foot, cubit, yard, ell, fathom, rood, pole, furlong, mile, knot, league; chain; arpent, handbreadth, jornada [U. S.], kos [Hind.], vara [Sp. & Pg.]; meter, kilometer, centimeter &c.
  pedometer, odometer, odograph, viameter, viatometer, log [naut.], speedometer, telemeter, perambulator; scale (measurement) [See Measurement].
  
VERB:BE LONG &c. adj.; stretch out, sprawl; extend to, reach to, stretch to; make a long arm, “drag its slow length along” [Pope].
  RENDER LONG &c. adj.; lengthen, extend, elongate; stretch; prolong, produce [now rare], protract; let out, draw out, spin out; drawl.
  ENFILADE, look along, view in perspective.
  
ADJECTIVE:LONG, longsome [archaic]; elongate or elongated, longish, lengthy, wire-drawn, outstretched, extended; lengthened &c. v.; sesquipedalian (words) [See Ornament]; interminable, no end of [colloq.].
  LINEAR, lineal; longitudinal, oblong.
  LANKY, lank, slabsided [slang, U. S.], rangy; tall [See Height]; macrocolous, long-limbed.
  as long as -my arm, - to-day and to-morrow; unshortened &c. (shorten [See Shortness]).
  
ADVERB:LENGTHWISE, at length, longitudinally, endlong [archaic], endways, endwise, along; tandem; in a line (continuously) [See Continuity]; in perspective.
  from end to end, from stem to stern, from head to foot, from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot, from top to toe; fore and aft; over all.
  
QUOTATION:And he is lean and lank and brown as is the ribbed sea-sand.—Wordsworth

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