Quarter watch

(Naut.) a subdivision of the full watch (one fourth of the crew) on a man-of- war.

See also: Quarter

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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'Parents have a responsibility to ensure their children are properly prepared for school,' he said.: The rising tide of gadgets in children's bedrooms:A recent survey carried out by the Times Educational Supplement showed that: Seven out of 10 children have a TV in their bedroom Six in 10 have a DVD or video player Four in 10 have a games console Most children stay in their rooms with their lights on for 15 to 30 minutes after going to bed One in three of these watch TV, a quarter watch films, one in eight uses the internet and one in 10 plays computer games Around 40% of parents would like schools to recommend bedtimes
ALMOST a quarter watch more than three hours TV per day compared to nine per cent of non-disadvantaged kids,
And a quarter watch TV for four hours or more every day when they could be taking exercise.
Football remains our most popular sport - 54 per cent of sports tourists watch it, while a quarter watch cricket and a sixth go to rugby.