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

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Old Brooke is talking to the captain of quarters, and now he moves away.
The goal- keepers are all in lumps, anyhow and nohow; you can't distinguish between the players-up and the boys in quarters, and there is divided leadership.
"Look out in quarters," Brooke's and twenty other voices ring out.
that rush has taken it right through the School line, and away past the three trees, far into their quarters, and young Brooke and the bull-dogs are close upon it.
They mean heavy play and no mistake, and so old Brooke sees, and places Crab Jones in quarters just before the goal, with four or five picked players who are to keep the ball away to the sides, where a try at goal, if obtained, will be less dangerous than in front.
There was so much activity and bustle about the palace all during the night with the constant arrival of the noble officers of the visiting jeddak's retinue that I dared not attempt to prosecute a search for Dejah Thoris, and so, as soon as it was seemly for me to do so, I returned to my quarters.
Calots are not permitted within the walls of the palace proper, and so I had had to relegate poor Woola to quarters in the stables where the royal thoats are kept.
At this point Sola returned with our meager belongings and her young Martian protege, who, of course, would have to share the quarters with them.
It seemed that as she had mounted the approach to the upper floors where our quarters were located, she had met Sarkoja descending.
During the first quarter of 2019, we incurred a net loss of $11.9 million, or $0.25 per share, compared to a net loss of $23.0 million or $0.49 per share in the previous quarter and net income of $2.5 million or $0.10 per share in the first quarter of 2018.
Total merchandise trade during the fourth quarter of 2018 stood at N8.60 trillion compared to N9.06 trillion recorded in the third quarter of the year.