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QUART, measures. A quart is a liquid measure containing one-fourth part of a gallon.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Never's been drunk or sober in twenty years, and has never missed his six quarts of beer per diem.
Somebody had to pay for the six quarts, which, multiplied by thirty, amounted to a tidy sum in the course of the month; and, since that man was Dag Daughtry, he found it necessary to pass Michael inboard on the Makambo through a starboard port-hole.
And so, knowing his captain's speech, swollen with pride in his own prowess, Dag Daughtry would continue his ship-work with extra vigour and punish a seventh quart for the day in advertisement of his remarkable constitution.
And ten pounds, metamorphosed into quart bottles of beer, reared an immense and radiant vision, very like a brewery, inside his head.
Many a man, as every doctor knows, has died of the sudden impact of a quart or more of whisky.
A roar of delight from his audience, with stamping of feet and beating of blackjacks against the ground, showed how thoroughly the song was to their taste, while John modestly retired into a quart pot, which he drained in four giant gulps.
Les trois clubs representants le Maroc en competitions africaines, Wydad Casablanca en Ligue des champions, Renaissance Berkane et Hassania Agadir en Coupe de la CAF, entament ce week-end la phase decisive des quarts de finale.
Le boxeur algerien Mohamed Flissi (52 kg), qui s'est qualifie pour les quarts de finale du tournoi des jeux Olympiques de Rio aux depens du Bulgare Daniel Asenov (3-0), hier a Rio Centro, s'est dit decide a offrir a l'Algerie une medaille apres plusieurs annees de disette.
The steel men were leading by two goals in the first two quarts, both scored by Abbas Haider on penalty corners, but they lost their grip on the proceedings which suddenly slipped into Railways' favour in the third quart the rail men not only leveled the score but took a goal lead as well.
One year, she canned 200 quarts of green beans, in addition to tomatoes and spaghetti sauce.
If you have a full 10-quart pitcher of milk, an empty 3-quart pitcher, and an empty 7-quart pitcher, how will you divide them so that the 10-quart pitcher and the 7-quart pitcher both hold exactly 5 quarts of milk?