narrowness

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narrowness (countable and uncountable, plural narrownesses)

  1. (uncountable) the state of being narrow
    • 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Part 3
      presently, then, I felt the stiff insertion between the yielding, divided lips of the wound, now open for life; where the narrowness no longer put me to intolerable pain, and afforded my lover no more difficulty than what heighten'd his pleasure, in the strict embrace of that tender, warm sheath, round the instrument it was so delicately adjusted to
  2. (countable) a constriction

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