9 inches; derived from the distance between the end of the thumb and the end of the little finger when both are outstretched.
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The effect of light on the direction of growth of a plant.
The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship. A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief.
East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil.
Fear of extreme cold, frost, or ice
1/6 inch; used in printing for measuring column width, etc.
A name used in calling a hen or chicken. An Irish serving woman or girl.
A kind of large, thin muffin or cake, light and spongy, and cooked on a griddle or spider.