Braccio



an old Italian unit of length, usually about 26 or 27 inches (66 or 68 cm), but varying between 18 and 28 inches (46 and 71 cm).
Historical Examples

Corleone F. Marion Crawford
Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2) F. Marion Crawford
The Story of Perugia Margaret Symonds
View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3) Henry Hallam
New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
An Introduction to the Study of Browning Arthur Symons
The Story of Perugia Margaret Symonds
A Treatise on Painting Leonardo Da Vinci
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
The Story of Perugia Margaret Symonds

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