This word, as applied to space, can have no positive or precise meaning. It is a relative term, depending for its signification on the subject-matter in relation to which it is used and the circumstances under which it becomes necessary to apply it to sur- rounding objects. Barrett v. Schuyler County Court, 44 Mo. 197; People v. Collins, 19 Wend. (N. Y.) 00; Boston & P. It. Corp. v. Midland B. Co., 1 Gray (Mass.) 307; In- dianapolis & V. R. Co. v. Newsom, 54 Ind. 125; Ilolcomb v. Dauby, 51 Vt. 428.