And this to such an extent, monsieur," continued Porthos, "that the fellow in two years has gained eighteen inches in girth
, and so my last dozen coats are all too large, from a foot to a foot and a half.
Hundreds of times before had Tarzan been to this secluded spot, which was so densely surrounded by thorn bushes and tangled vines and creepers of huge girth
that not even Sheeta, the leopard, could worm his sinuous way within, nor Tantor, with his giant strength, force the barriers which protected the council chamber of the great apes from all but the harmless denizens of the savage jungle.
The slender girth
of the belt told its feminine story, and he remembered the whale-boat of the day before and the gray eyes that flashed beneath the level brows.
of the neck had increased, and the first crease and fold of a double chin were becoming plainly discernible.
And huge, golden melons of the papaia, ready for the eating, globuled directly from the slender- trunked trees not one-tenth the girth
of the fruits they bore.
Another reform-school graduate youth obeyed, snapping a girth
about Michael's loins, to which was attached a thin rope.
His stomach is three times its former girth
, and he has four wives.
The salmon, swimming near the surface, as is their custom, run their heads through these meshes, and are prevented from going on through by their larger girth
of body, and from going back because of their gills, which catch in the mesh.
They limited the man at his meals, but still his girth
increased and he swelled prodigiously under his shirt.
Ballingford winced, and every eye glanced at his prodigious girth
One which I shot at Monte Video weighed ninety-eight pounds: its length from the end of the snout to the stump-like tail, was three feet two inches; and its girth
three feet eight.
and straightway comes over the water from some distant cove the same password repeated, where the next in seniority and girth
has gulped down to his mark; and when this observance has made the circuit of the shores, then ejaculates the master of ceremonies, with satisfaction, tr-r-r-oonk