One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
in combination or with submodifier Having a specified size.‘a grapefruit-sized lump’‘comfortably sized rooms’
- ‘He varied the pattern of transparency in the ceiling by specifying panels with differently sized perforations.’
- ‘The central head of the cabbage is softball-sized.’
- ‘To reduce the deficit, the city council asked the developer to mix 100 modestly sized units with the new commercial spaces.’
- ‘Choosing correctly sized shrubs, and using native plants that don't need watering or feeding, can help you create a landscape that requires minimal maintenance.’
- ‘They offered 35 shares over a ten-week period, priced at about £30 a week for a generously sized share.’
- ‘A normal cabinet does not have the necessary depth to store large-sized prints.’
- ‘Old sheets, blankets, towels, or any good-sized piece of fabric should never be thrown out.’
- ‘Long and thin or round and fat, eggplants range from egg- to melon-sized.’
- ‘My client had a postage-stamp-sized plot in the heart of the city.’
- ‘Plant them four inches apart for medium-sized blooms.’
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