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QUADRANS, civil law. The fourth part of the whole. Hence the heir exquadrante; that is to say, the fourth-part of the whole.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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La majorite des monnaies fractionnees sont des as reduits en semis--dix--, mais on compte aussi un dupondius fractionne en as et deux as fractionnes en quadrans. Sur le corpus total, la fraction concerne 9,5% des monnaies anterieures au Principat, 26,1% de celles frappees sous Auguste mais seulement 8,0% de celles frappees sous Tibere avant de disparaitre --trois monnaies n'ont pas pu etre identifiees--.
Yet, you see only one side of the coin--whether it be a sestertius or a quadrans. You play the devil's advocate, you present the stand of the Jews, and you ignore the rightful presentation of the Roman Governor.
The meteor shower is named for the outdated Quadrans constellation, which is no longer recognized by astronomers, according to NASA officials.
The Quadrantid radiant (RA 15h 28m, Dec +50[degrees]) actually lies in northern Bootes (in a region occupied by the now defunct constellation of Quadrans Muralis), and from the latitude of the British Isles it is circumpolar.
(10.) For these colleagues I have published summaries of the discoveries outlined in Instruments of Mass Calculation (see note 6), XIIa and XIIb, separately in "A Vetustissimus Arabic Treatise on the Quadrans Vetus" in Journal for the History of Astronomy 33 (2002): 237-55, and "14th-Century England or 9th-Century Baghdad?
The Quadrans Muralis constellation is no longer visible and is now part of the Bootes constellation instead, (https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2018/01/02/whats-up-january-2018) according to NASA.
They're an "above average" meteor shower, producing up to 120, 41km per second meteors an hour, and originating from a former constellation called Quadrans Muralis.
First observed in 1825, the Quadrantid meteor shower was named after the constellation of Quadrans Muralis.
The shower's radiant, its apparent perspective point of origin, is in the antique constellation Quadrans Muralis about halfway from the end of the big Dipper's handle to the head of Draco, as seen at right.