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end to end

1. Placed in a row, such that the ends of each item are touching. If you laid out all her books end to end, I bet you they would stretch all the way down the street!
2. From the very beginning to the very end of something. The skilled player ran the ball end to end down the field. That film was excellent end to end!
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end to end

1. In a row with the ends touching. For example, The logs were laid end to end. [Mid-1800s]
2. from end to end. Throughout the length of something, as in We hiked the Appalachian Trail from end to end. [First half of 1600s]
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end to end

COMMON If things are end to end, they are in a row with their ends touching each other. The ship's deck was large enough to fit three football fields end to end. Placed end to end this is enough cans to go round the world more than 6 times.
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ˌend to ˈend

in a line, with the ends touching: They arranged the tables end to end.
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References in classic literature ?
I have been all over this land, from end to end, and now I am back again since day before yesterday, to that city which we passed through, that last day of our long journey, and which is near her country home.
This must not be, if the clue that leads through the windings of the story is to remain from end to end untangled in my hands.
The door of the room opens on to the end of the gallery, exactly facing the east window, at the extremity of the 'right' gallery, where Rouletabille had placed Daddy Jacques, and commands an uninterrupted view of the gallery from end to end of the chateau.
Florid, with white hair, the face of an old Jupiter, and the figure of an old fox-hunter, he enlivened the vale of Thyme from end to end on his big, cantering chestnut.
He is annihilating the crooked streets and building in their stead noble boulevards as straight as an arrow--avenues which a cannon ball could traverse from end to end without meeting an obstruction more irresistible than the flesh and bones of men--boulevards whose stately edifices will never afford refuges and plotting places for starving, discontented revolution breeders.
The approaches to it upon the Middlesex side were choked from end to end with frozen traffic which made all further advance in that direction impossible.
The church was crammed from end to end with kneeling figures in every posture of supplication and abasement.
No; look out for the part where you think you have done with the goblins and they come back," breathed Helen, as the music started with a goblin walking quietly over the universe, from end to end.
In its dissolution one heard the terrible, ominous note, and a goblin, with increased malignity, walked quietly over the universe from end to end.
They were going from end to end of the country in all manner of useful missionary capacities; their penchant for wandering, and their experience in it, made them altogether the most effective spreaders of civilization we had.
Fogg and Sir Francis Cromarty, after searching the village from end to end, came back without having found anything.
But the mischief was as subtle as it was mortal - as though a plank had started from end to end.
He felt of it from end to end, peered down the black depths of the muzzle, fingered the sights, the breech, the stock, and finally the trigger.
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