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

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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.
The quarter to five has struck, and the play slackens for a minute before goal; but there is Crew, the artful dodger, driving the ball in behind our goal, on the island side, where our quarters are weakest.
A quarter past one now struck, and the bell began tolling for dinner; so they went into the hall and took their places, Tom at the very bottom of the second table, next to the prepostor (who sat at the end to keep order there), and East a few paces higher.
I could not have slept over a quarter of an hour when I was suddenly awakened by the passing of some cold and clammy thing across my forehead.
He was awaked at seven by the loud ringing of a bell, and by a quarter to eight they were all dressed and hurrying downstairs in their stockinged feet to pick out their boots.
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Moreover, sequential, quarter-over-quarter Zindex growth for the top 36 markets was only 2.4 percent for the third quarter, down somewhat from the 2.7% increase we saw between the first and second quarters of the year."
"Although [the] absorption rate is historically low, it is considerably above the all-time low of 56 percent experienced in the fourth quarters of 2003, 2002 and 2001," said HUD.
Likewise, skilled nursing saw a decrease in the basis point spread from the third to the fourth quarters, going from 950 to 710.