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QUARTER. A measure of length, equal to four inches. Vide Measure.

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The house so drearily out of repair, the occasional bow-window, the stuccoed house, the newly-fronted house, the corner house with nothing but angular rooms, the house with the blinds always down, the house with the hatchment always up, the house where the collector has called for one quarter of an Idea, and found nobody at home--who has not dined with these?
It is most unfortunate that you did not bring me that key only one quarter of an hour sooner," said the gatekeeper, with a sigh.
One quarter of the world may have been most favourable for the production of new and dominant species on the land, and another for those in the waters of the sea.