1. tuuma



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edetä hitaasti, hivuttautua, siirtyä tuuma tuumalta

tuuma A unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot, or exactly 2.54 centimetres.
puhekieltä The amount of water which would cover a surface to the depth of an inch, used as a measurement of rainfall.
The amount of an alcoholic beverage which would fill a glass or bottle to the depth of an inch.
puhekieltä A very short distance.

"Dont move an inch!"''

Beldame, I think we watched you at an inch.
puhekieltä To advance very slowly, or by a small amount (in a particular direction).

Fearful of falling, he inched along the window ledge.

1957, w:J. D. Salinger|J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, w:Franny and Zooey|Franny and Zooey:
The window blind had been lowered — Zooey had done all his bathtub reading by the light from the three-bulb overhead fixture—but a fraction of morning light inched under the blind and onto the title page of the manuscript.
To drive by inches, or small degrees.
He gets too far into the soldier's grace / And inches out my master.
To deal out by inches; to give sparingly.
puhekieltä A small island
Sir Walter Scott, Rosabelle
The blackening wave is edged with white; / To inch and rock the sea-mews fly.


  • "God created the Heavens, he created the earth! He created all the Hulkamaniacs! Then, he created a set of 24-inch pythons, brother!"


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