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ARE. A French measure of surface. This is a square, the sides of which are of the length of ten metres. The are is equal to 1076.441 square feet. Vide Measure.

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Jean,' he has said to me, at the end of other things, 'you are a fool, dolt, no-good imbecile.
Am I to understand that they are to be restored to me, then?
My reasons for believing it are briefly these: It does not appear to me that my hand is unworthy your acceptance, or that the establishment I can offer would be any other than highly desirable.
They are not expressive of affection, they are difficult to pack into a parcel of any regular shape, they are hard to crack, even in room doors, and they are oily when cracked; yet I feel that they are appropriate to Miss Shepherd.
There is Gorgias of Leontium, and Prodicus of Ceos, and Hippias of Elis, who go the round of the cities, and are able to persuade the young men to leave their own citizens by whom they might be taught for nothing, and come to them whom they not only pay, but are thankful if they may be allowed to pay them.
It is because we Russians are too richly and multifariously gifted to be able at once to find the proper mode of expression.
Those are as fixed as fate, and my voyage is only now delayed until the weather shall permit my embarkation.
Don Quixote cheered up a little and said, "Of a truth I am almost ready to say I should have been glad had it turned out just the other way, for it would have obliged me to cross over to Barbary, where by the might of my arm I should have restored to liberty, not only Don Gregorio, but all the Christian captives there are in Barbary.
Dismissing the messenger who waits below, I return to the corridor in which my rooms are situated, and softly open the door of my bed-chamber.
Women are of a nice contexture; and our spirits, when disordered, are not to be recomposed in a moment.
I am afraid," he said quietly, "that you are in a nervous, hypersensitive state.
You are the husband of my dear sister, and for years I know that you made her very happy.