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Hair-breadth ʹScape

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A very narrow escape from some evil. In measurement the forty-eighth part of an inch is called a “hair-breadth.”

“Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances,

Of moving accidents by flood and field,

Of hair-breadth ʹscapes i thʹ imminent deadly breach.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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