• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quadra (Arch) The plinth, or lowest member, of any pedestal, podium, water table, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quadra In architecture, etc.: A square frame or border in closing a bas-relief; also, any frame or border.
    • n quadra The plinth of a podium.
    • n quadra Any small molding of plain or square section, as one of the fillets above and below the scotia of the Ionic base.
    • n quadra See cuadra.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quadra kwod′ra a frame enclosing a bas-relief
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a square, the socle, a platband, a fillet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. quadrus, square.


In literature:

De Feria, in the summer of 1559, was succeeded as ambassador by de Quadra, bishop of Aquila.
"The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories" by Andrew Lang
It was Alvarez de Quadra, Bishop of Aquila, the argus-eyed ambassador of Spain.
"The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series" by Rafael Sabatini
Miserum est aliena vivere quadra.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Lond., 73, 1856 (of Quadra and Vancouver's Island).
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
Don Quadra then suggested that letters be sent to Spain and England for more specific instructions.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Quirts (quadras) and horse hobbles were also made of raw hide.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
Quadra -ri -ro: as a prefix, means four.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The council have ordered the removal of all bodies from the cemetery on Johnson and Douglas Streets to the new cemetery on Quadra Street.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
Chickamin River (Behm Canal), 15 (MVZ); Boca de Quadra, 3 (MVZ); Marten Arm, Boca de Quadra, 1 (USNM); Quadra Lake, 1 (USNM).
"Comments on the Taxonomy and Geographic Distribution of North American Microtines" by E. Raymond Hall
Don Quadra breakfasted Captain Vancouver.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut

In news:

So says Lexington electrophysiologist, Dr Gery Tomassoni who's worked with the 'Unify Quadra.
Lectrosonics' new Quadra digital wireless monitor consists of the M4R belt-pack diversity receiver and the M4T half-rack transmitter.
More Stories by Joel Durham Jr. LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive.
Scramblers were all equipped with the Dana 300 transfer case and locking hubs, in lieu of the optional Quadra-Trac full-time system available with automatic-equipped CJ-7s.
Quadra-Trac SRT on-demand all-wheel drive divvies up the power for optimal traction in any situation.
Joyce Murray, MP for Vancouver Quadra, announced her candidacy for the federal Liberal leadership race on Nov 26.
Grand Cherokee 's available four-wheel-drive systems are the Quadra-Trac, Quadra-Trac II and the top-of-the-line Quadra-Drive II with electronic limited-slip differential, which is offered only with the V-8 engine.
Vancouver Quadra riding, announces her candidacy for the federal Liberal leadership race in Ottawa, Monday November 26, 2012 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand.
Jeep Grand Cherokee's Quadra-Trak 4WD gets put to the test.
Joyce Murray, MP for Vancouver Quadra, announced her candidacy for the federal Liberal leadership race on Nov 26.
MacDermid Autotype unveiled three new Aspect Quadra film- output systems.
The Quadra-III systems are available in widths of 54, 64, and 74 in.
Alejo Vidal-Quadras of Spain, a vice president of the European Parliament.

In science:

The Washington system used a Macintosh Quadra 950 running Labview, while the Chicago system used either a Dell XPS200s Pentium desktop computer or a Dell Latitude LM laptop computer running a C program adapted from those provided by National Instruments.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
Calculation of Gauss quadra ture rules,” Math.
Asymptotic Eigenvalue Moments of Wishart-Type Random Matrix Without Ergodicity in One Channel Realization
In tha t case, the leve l hypersurfaces are just ob ta ined by translating a long the xm -axis. Th is prob lem, ca l led H idden Po lynomia l Function Graph Prob lem is considered in [DecWoc2007 ], [DecDraWoc2007] and so lved for quadra tic and cub ic po lynomia l Q .
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
The cyclic analysis lattice of a limit group is defined in [Sel 01], where he shows that it is finite, and in fact has depth bounded quadra tically in the first betti number of the given group.
Krull dimension for limit groups II: aligning JSJ decompositions
Loop corrections to this “Higgs boson’s” mass involving other massive particles are quadra tically divergent, implying that the physical mass of the Higgs boson corresponds to a scale at which new physics is present.
Exotic Searches at the Tevatron