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QUANTITY, pleading. That which is susceptible of measure.
     2. It is a general rule that, when the declaration alleges an injury to goods and chattels, or any contract relating to them, their quantity should be stated. Gould on Pl. c. 4, Sec. 35. And in actions for the recovery of real estate, the quantity of the land should be specified. Bract. 431, a; 11 Co. 25 b, 55 a; Doct. Pl. 85, 86; 1 East, R. 441; 8 East, R. 357; 13 East, R. 102; Steph. Pl. 314, 315.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Just moved from the Federal Reserve Board to chair the Council of Economic Advisers, Ben Bernanke is an unknown quantity to his new colleagues.
A new CEO means that everyone in the organization, with the exception of executive secretaries, is in the same position as any new hire: an unknown quantity who has to prove he or she can and will do what the CEO wants, the way the CEO wants it done.
For years, cosmologists have debated whether the amount of mass in the universe -- still an unknown quantity -- is more likely to favor the first scenario or the second.
One limitation of putting fluff back into an extruder with conventional in-line recylcing systems is that the fluff is an unknown quantity and cannot be calculated precisely.
The pair stole an unknown quantity of cash before fleeing shortly before 10pm on Saturday.
They threatened staff in the store and made off with an unknown quantity of cash.
He arrived as a bit of an unknown quantity to many people but leaves us having made a real impression on the club."
Chambers Bay, an unknown quantity, and Gullane is an unknown quantity for me, as well.
He then fled with an unknown quantity of cash and made off across the A45.
After they had grabbed an unknown quantity of cash, they left the store and possibly fled down an alleyway close to the shop.
We've had a report, but they're still a bit of an unknown quantity. We're as confident as we could be."
? NIKICA Jelavic is a bit of an unknown quantity in England - but what is very clear is how gratefully his presence will be received by Everton fans.