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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.
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quarter section

(Units) US and Canadian a land measure, used in surveying, with sides half a mile long; 160 acres
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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.]
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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.
Hall of Niantic township sold his quarter section of land to Joseph Clinton of Cisco for $500 per acre.
Central for each township is a map of the villages, with a complete listing of the names of the people who took out initial patent to each quarter section. In the township that includes the town of Niverville (the only township with a railway town), the layout of the streets is included on a separate map.
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NK Patent Law serves clients from Silicon Valley to RTP, with offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter section of Winston-Salem.
We knew it was the right thing to do."<br />The 7-Eleven rebuild was slightly delayed because a new store prototype was being developed at the time; however, the store today is larger with a more open design and has a lot more to offer customers.<br />"We lost a substantial part of that store's base because there were so many people that were out of their homes in that quarter section where our store is located, and that was still the case even when we reopened," Brown said.
Meet in The Middle ATB: Meet In The Quarter Section
Stretch the elastic to match the skirt length in each quarter section. Fold the skirt lower edge 1/4" toward the wrong side.
The mapping program, National Geographic TOPO (version 4.5.0), was used to locate all outside quarter section corners and all line trees.
In 1912 Chicago's City Club sponsored a competition for a "Scheme of Development for a Quarter-Section of Land within the Limits of the City of Chicago," a quarter section representing 160 acres (thirty-two blocks).