Definition of By inches

1. Adverb. By a short distance. "They moved it by inches"




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Lexicographical Neighbors of By Inches

by degrees
by design
by dint of
by ear
by election
by experimentation
by far
by fits and starts
by foot
by golly
by gum
by gummy
by hand
by heart
by hook or by crook
by inches (current term)
by jingo
by luck
by machine
by means of
by memory
by mistake
by mouth
by nature
by no means
by one's lights
by one's own hand
by oneself
by owner
by rail

Literary usage of By inches

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1. Rural Homes: Or, Sketches of Houses Suited to American Country Life, with by Gervase Wheeler (1853)
"Frame quarter partitions of heads and •ills inches by inches ; door-posts, side- posta, plates above doors, and braces inches by inches. ..."

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