Section of land

SECTION OF LAND. The lands of the United States are surveyed into parcels of six hundred and forty acres; each such parcel is called a section. 1 Story's L. U. S. 422.
     2. These sections are divided into half sections, each of which contains three hundred and twenty acres, and into quarter sections of one hundred and sixty acres each.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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At forty, he owned and, with the aid of two hired hands, worked an entire section of land. The law said it was his and he had the might to back up the law.
Hall of Niantic township sold his quarter section of land to Joseph Clinton of Cisco for $500 per acre.
Up to six cattle are set to move onto a section of land near Rugeley.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) wants to rent a section of land off Ladies Drive near the old Decca station for driver testing and training.
class="MsoNormalMs Rachel Wangui, a fish trader, added: "Fencing will only leave a small section of land for fish landing, traders, restaurants and tourists, which will increase the human-wildlife conflict.
Phase two This section of land is next to the new store and has the potential to be served by the new access road that the store developer will build.
A 25-acre section of land has been sectioned off for 338 caravans and 65 camping pitches.
And Mrs Poynton stressed: "Again it should be noted the section of land is a small strip and the remaining section of land would be available for public use."
There has been all manner of rumors as to exactly who is behind the land grabbing of a section of land belonging to a secondary school in a north eastern county.
The site is in designated Green Belt land but according to Heyford Developments Ltd, which is behind the plan,Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Councilis contemplating removing the status from a large section of land in the area, including the proposed development land.
William Percival, head of Farrar's Funfairs, said: "Farrar's have been visiting Huddersfield now for decades and until around 40 years ago held fairs on a number of locations each spring adjoining the market place on a section of land known then as 'The Lump' before moving to Leeds Road.

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