quarter section

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quarter section

A land unit equal to a quarter of a section and measuring half of a mile on a side.

quarter section

(Units) US and Canadian a land measure, used in surveying, with sides half a mile long; 160 acres

quar′ter sec′tion

(in surveying and homesteading) a square tract of land, half a mile on each side, thus containing ¼ sq. mi. or 160 acres. Abbr.: q.s.
[1795–1805, Amer.]

Quarter Section

A square block of land of onehalf mile along each side, containing 160 acres and, unless being used only as a unit of area measurement, located so that it was one of four equal-size portions of a section.
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Noun1.quarter section - a land unit equal to a quarter of a section (160 acres) and measuring 1/2 mile on a side
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
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With a small pinch of it in one hand, and a quarter section of a bread-fruit in the other, the greatest chief in the valley would have laughed at all luxuries of a Parisian table.
There'll be room for that and for everything on a quarter section," she encouraged.
B-3 including repairing & painting of court yard of Irrigation Bunglow within Nischintapur Irrigation Colony under Head Quarter section of Rampurhat (I) SubDivisionunder Mayurakshi North Canals Division.
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Headquartered in Raleigh, the firm maintains a satellite office in the First Flight Venture Center in RTP, as well as a new office in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter section of Winston-Salem.
Stretch the elastic to match the skirt length in each quarter section.
In the PLS "bearing trees" (sensu Grimm 1984) were blazed with an axe at each section and quarter section corner throughout the survey area to mark the land for later sale to pioneer farmers.
Personnel ran one of the quarter sections through the T7 heat treatment process and ran another quarter section through T4 heat treatment.
During the residency she investigated quarter section plaster handbuilding moulds that allowed for an increase in the complexity of the forms.
5c shows the longitudinal stress/strain relations at the level of 0, H/2, H which are a tension edge, a half depth of the girder and a compression edge respectively at the quarter section of the girder.
Information presented to the ERCB indicated there were 100 separate residences with 650 people in the Eden Valley reserve which equaled five residences per quarter section.
They are "back-to-the-landers" from the 1970s who, with the collective labour of other homesteaders, built log cabins and barns with trees felled from the bush on their quarter section.