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The torso from the front and back.The width of a man under the arms is the same as at the hips.
A man's width across the hips is equal to the distance from the top of the hip to the bottom of the buttock, when a man stands
equally balanced on both feet; and there is the same distance from the top of the hip to the armpit. The waist, or narrower part above the hips will be half way between the arm pits and the bottom of the buttock.
182:162 : The lower sketch Pl. XVI, No. 2, is drawn by the side of line 1.