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She gave us ten minutes to take to the boats, and then sent the blighted old packet and a fine cargo of 6-inch shells to the bottom.
On nous donna dix minutes pour embarquer dans les canots de sauvetage, puis on coula le vieux caboteur avec sa cargaison d’obus.
Buchan, John / GreenmantleBuchan, John / Le prophète au manteau vert
Le prophète au manteau vert
Buchan, John
Greenmantle
Buchan, John
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1994
We crawled along a broadish wall, with an inch or two of powdery snow on it, and then up a sloping buttress on to the flat roof of the house.
Après avoir rampé le long d’une muraille assez large, couverte d’une couche de neige poudreuse, nous dûmes escalader un arc-boutant pour atteindre le toit plat d’une maison voisine.
Buchan, John / GreenmantleBuchan, John / Le prophète au manteau vert
Le prophète au manteau vert
Buchan, John
Greenmantle
Buchan, John
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1994
The master won't stir an inch; anybody might die for all he cared.
Allez, ce n'est pas monsieur qui bougerait. On pourrait mourir avec lui.
Zola, Emile / The Conquest of PlassansZola, Emile / La Conquete des Plassans
La Conquete des Plassans
Zola, Emile
The Conquest of Plassans
Zola, Emile
AD Inputs 1 through 24 feature balanced XLR-3-31-type connectors and balanced 1/4-inch phone jacks, both with a nominal input range of -60 dB to +10 dB.
Les entrées A/N 1 à 24 sont pourvues de connecteurs symétriques XLR-3-31 et de connecteurs symétriques pour jacks 1/4". Ces connecteurs ont tous une plage de niveau d'entrée nominal de -60 dB à +10 dB.
© 2011 Yamaha Corporation
© 2011 Yamaha Corporation
You and I were both prisoners - " Hurry could recall that circumstance now - "you and I were both prisoners and yet Judith never stirred an inch to do us any sarvice!
Vous et moi nous avons été prisonniers des sauvages, – il lui convenait de s’en souvenir en ce moment, – et pourtant Judith n’a pas remué d’un pouce pour nous servir.
Cooper, James Fenimore / The DeerslayerCooper, James Fenimore / Le tueur de daims
Le tueur de daims
Cooper, James Fenimore
The Deerslayer
Cooper, James Fenimore
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
As the Pathfinder spoke, the bullet of Eau-douce hit the nail square, and drove it into the target, within an inch of the head.
Pathfinder parlait encore quand la balle de Jasper frappa droit sur le clou, et l’enfonça dans la planche jusqu’à un pouce de la tête.
Cooper, James Fenimore / The Pathfinder, or, the Inland SeaCooper, James Fenimore / Le lac Ontario
Le lac Ontario
Cooper, James Fenimore
The Pathfinder, or, the Inland Sea
Cooper, James Fenimore
© State University of New York 1981
He was a perfect mountain of a fellow, six and a half feet if he was an inch, with shoulders on him like a shorthorn bull.
C’était un véritable colosse de près de 2 mètres, avec des épaules larges comme le poitrail d’un bœuf.
Buchan, John / GreenmantleBuchan, John / Le prophète au manteau vert
Le prophète au manteau vert
Buchan, John
Greenmantle
Buchan, John
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1994
Each of them had several adjoining wounds, bullet-holes an inch or so apart—the mitrailleuse had fired fast.
Chacun d’eux contenait plusieurs blessures à côté l’une de l’autre, les trous des balles distants de quelques centimètres : la mitrailleuse avait tiré serré.
Barbusse, Henri / Under fireBarbusse, Henri / Le feu
Le feu
Barbusse, Henri
© BELENUS, 2008
Under fire
Barbusse, Henri
© 1917 by E. P. DUTTON & CO
"Eight miles, every inch!" cried one.
– Huit milles, à un pouce près, s'écria l'un.
Reid, Mayne / The Scalp HuntersReid, Mayne / Les chausseurs de chevelures
Les chausseurs de chevelures
Reid, Mayne
The Scalp Hunters
Reid, Mayne
© 2008 BiblioBazaar
Those of 21-inch CTVs decreased from EUR 172 to EUR 168 whereas those of 28-inch CTVs decreased from EUR 380 to EUR 350.
Le prix des TVC dotés d'un écran 21 pouces est tombé de 172 à 168 euros et celui des appareils dotés d'un écran 28 pouces a chuté de 380 à 350 euros.
About half an inch forwards of this spot affix a piece of adhesive tape which is raised about 2 mm in the middle (bridge shape).
Environ 1,25 cm en avant de cet endroit collez un papier collant surélevez d'environ 2 mm en son centre (forme d'un pont).
© FITA
www.archery.org 18.08.2011
© FITA
www.archery.org 18.08.2011
He crawled forward, an inch at a time, taking no sort of risk, and presently found himself looking at the parados of a trench.
Il avança en rampant, quelques centimètres à la fois, évitant tout risque, et il se trouva bientôt devant le remblai d’une tranchée.
Buchan, John / GreenmantleBuchan, John / Le prophète au manteau vert
Le prophète au manteau vert
Buchan, John
Greenmantle
Buchan, John
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1994
Without waiting for him to ask, she told him that her father had come back in exactly the same state of mind-that he had not yielded an inch.
Sans même attendre qu'il la questionnât à ce sujet, elle lui dit que son père était revenu exactement tel qu'il était parti — à savoir qu'il n'avait pas cédé d'un pouce.
James, Henri / Washington SquareJames, Henri / Washington Square (L'Heritiere)
Washington Square (L'Heritiere)
James, Henri
© Editions Denoël, 1953
Washington Square
James, Henri
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
I was pretty certain that there would be some kind of defence round the house, so I went through the wood on hands and knees, feeling carefully every inch before me.
Comme je ne doutais pas qu'il y eût une protection quelconque autour de la maison, je m'enfonçai dans le bois sur les mains et les genoux, en tâtant avec précaution chaque pouce de terrain devant moi.
Buchan, John / Thirty-Nine StepsBuchan, John / Les Trente-Neuf Marches
Les Trente-Neuf Marches
Buchan, John
Thirty-Nine Steps
Buchan, John
There, a provincially incorporated company was authorized to build a railway line in British Columbia to extend to a point just within that Province at a fraction of an inch from the United States border.
Dans cette affaire, une compagnie à charte provinciale avait reçu l'autorisation de construire en Colombie-Britannique une ligne de chemin de fer qui devait s'arrêter à une fraction de pouce de la frontière américaine.

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inch

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseinchinches
Possessive caseinch'sinches'

inch

verb
Basic forms
Pastinched
Imperativeinch
Present Participle (Participle I)inching
Past Participle (Participle II)inched
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I inchwe inch
you inchyou inch
he/she/it inchesthey inch
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am inchingwe are inching
you are inchingyou are inching
he/she/it is inchingthey are inching
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have inchedwe have inched
you have inchedyou have inched
he/she/it has inchedthey have inched
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been inchingwe have been inching
you have been inchingyou have been inching
he/she/it has been inchingthey have been inching
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I inchedwe inched
you inchedyou inched
he/she/it inchedthey inched
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was inchingwe were inching
you were inchingyou were inching
he/she/it was inchingthey were inching
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had inchedwe had inched
you had inchedyou had inched
he/she/it had inchedthey had inched
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been inchingwe had been inching
you had been inchingyou had been inching
he/she/it had been inchingthey had been inching
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will inchwe shall/will inch
you will inchyou will inch
he/she/it will inchthey will inch
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be inchingwe shall/will be inching
you will be inchingyou will be inching
he/she/it will be inchingthey will be inching
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have inchedwe shall/will have inched
you will have inchedyou will have inched
he/she/it will have inchedthey will have inched
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been inchingwe shall/will have been inching
you will have been inchingyou will have been inching
he/she/it will have been inchingthey will have been inching
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would inchwe should/would inch
you would inchyou would inch
he/she/it would inchthey would inch
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be inchingwe should/would be inching
you would be inchingyou would be inching
he/she/it would be inchingthey would be inching
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have inchedwe should/would have inched
you would have inchedyou would have inched
he/she/it would have inchedthey would have inched
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been inchingwe should/would have been inching
you would have been inchingyou would have been inching
he/she/it would have been inchingthey would have been inching
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am inchedwe are inched
you are inchedyou are inched
he/she/it is inchedthey are inched
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being inchedwe are being inched
you are being inchedyou are being inched
he/she/it is being inchedthey are being inched
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been inchedwe have been inched
you have been inchedyou have been inched
he/she/it has been inchedthey have been inched
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was inchedwe were inched
you were inchedyou were inched
he/she/it was inchedthey were inched
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being inchedwe were being inched
you were being inchedyou were being inched
he/she/it was being inchedthey were being inched
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been inchedwe had been inched
you had been inchedyou had been inched
he/she/it had been inchedthey had been inched
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be inchedwe shall/will be inched
you will be inchedyou will be inched
he/she/it will be inchedthey will be inched
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been inchedwe shall/will have been inched
you will have been inchedyou will have been inched
he/she/it will have been inchedthey will have been inched