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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.
Through a special 'Hamlet Provision,' Mennonites were (initially) allowed to settle in their own familiar hamlets or villages, rather than on quarter sections of land to which they could gain individual title, even though this arrangement contravened the provisions of the 1872 Dominion Lands Act.
an asphalt conduit," while the rest of the grasslands remained "a place where space and time are measured in quarter sections and grid roads." (278) The directions of these articles suggest scholars of western Canada have absorbed geographic theories of place involving scale, space, and social networks.
There are three other Scotsmen who have taken up quarter sections of 160 acres in the same section as mine, and there are many Scotsmen in the same township, which is six miles square.
The conductivity meter can determine if full area, half or quarter sections of paper are being used and this makes the measurement convenient for difficult areas such as flanges on pipes and other difficult access areas where cleanliness is critical.
Generally, there''''s decent vision but rear vision is restricted around the rear quarter sections. The interior - especially at this level is good - but you can always opt for more lavish interiors if you wish with higher trim levels.
Personnel ran one of the quarter sections through the T7 heat treatment process and ran another quarter section through T4 heat treatment.
Pull the peel off in these quarter sections. Slice peel into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
His farm eventually encompassed 800 acres--one and a quarter sections. Tragedy, grasshoppers and drought marked those years on the farm, with just enough good seasons as he toiled for 41 years to pay for each land purchase until he finally owned the farm, free and clear.
(18) Fern owned a quarter section of farmland; her husband owned the other three quarter sections of the same section of land.