Quarter-back

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Quarter-back a certain player or position in football (see Back)
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Quotations

  • Richard E. Griggs
    Richard E. Griggs
    “Everything someone does on a daily basis should be traceable back to an annual or quarterly plan.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. quartariusquartus, fourth.

Usage

In literature:

I went back to our quarters.
"Mr. Isaacs" by F. Marion Crawford
One only leapt overboard, who afterwards swam back to our ship and asked for quarter.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII." by Robert Kerr
Then Diana came back to her own quarters.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then the waiting quarter-back, white-faced and desperate, was upon them.
"Behind the Line" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Jane McCarthy came racing back with her car, three quarters of an hour later.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat" by Janet Aldridge
Bring it back again, and let it simmer for three-quarters of an hour.
"Nonsense Books" by Edward Lear
I took him back to my quarters.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
He took Ronnie back to his own quarters, but on the threshold Ronnie drew back.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
After some little time, when only a quarter of an hour lay between the ship and Dover pier, he went back to Julie.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The boys carried the deer back and Zeb skillfully skinned and quartered it.
"The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone" by Richard Bonner
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In poetry:

I have started to say
"A quarter of a century"
Or "thirty years back"
About my own life.
"I Have Started To Say" by Philip Larkin
Shrapnell was hissing, bullets were whizzing,
Land-mines were knocking us dumb,
We held up the war, delayed action,
While the Quarter bloke knocked back the rum.
"The Trumpeter" by Billy Bennett
Friar Tuck and Little John are riding down together
With quarter-staff and drinking-can and grey goose-feather.
The dead are coming back again, the years are rolled away
In Sherwood, in Sherwood, about the break of day.
"A Song of Sherwood" by Alfred Noyes
Muttered Henry:—Lord of matter, thus:
upon some more unquiet spirit knock,
my madnesses have cease.
All the quarter astonishes a lonely out & back.
They set their clocks by Henry House,
the steadiest man on the block.
"Dream Song 17: Muttered Henry:—Lord of matter, thus" by John Berryman
Listening ears afar had heard;
Ready hands to quarters sprung
The Albemarle awoke and stirred,
And her howitzers gave tongue;
Till the river and the shore echoed back the mighty roar,
When the portals of her hundred-pounders swung.
"Albemarle Cushing" by James Jeffrey Roche
But seasons must be challenged or they totter
Into a chiming quarter
Where, punctual as death, we ring the stars;
There, in his night, the black-tongued bells
The sleepy man of winter pulls,
Nor blows back moon-and-midnight as she blows.
"I See The Boys Of Summer" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

UNLV's quarterback was hit hard all game and eventually left with an injured back late in the fourth quarter.
Bears running back Matt Forte rushes past Detroit Lions defensive back Alphonso Smith (27) in the second quarter Monday.
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte did not practice on Wednesday as he continues to be sidelined with a right ankle sprain he sustained in the third quarter of last week's 23-10 defeat to the Green Bay Packers.
Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) fumbles after being hit by Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) in the first quarter.
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) runs with the ball during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St Louis Rams Sunday, Dec 2, 2012, in St Louis.
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) gets past St Louis Rams free safety Quintin Mikell on his way to a 23-yard gain during the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec 2, 2012, in St Louis.
They pay a 25-cent deposit for a grocery cart and get the quarter back when they return it.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson takes the ball for 64 yards to score a touchdown in the third quarter as the the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome on Oct 25.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs 61 yards to score a touchdown during the fourth quarter of their victory over Detroit on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger Rutgers running back Savon Huggins celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter against North Carolina Central on Sept 1.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) stiff arms Oakland Raiders defensive back Tyvon Branch (33) as he runs for a 45-yard touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif, Sunday, Nov 4, 2012.
Bowie senior running back Don Jerry started an explosive third quarter with a 64-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second half to give Bowie a 21-3 lead.
Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee runs with the ball during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Carolina Panthers back-up quarterback Jimmy Clausen narrowly avoids a safety in the second-quarter of the Panthers 34-3 loss at home Sunday.
Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard wraps up Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy (2) in the fourth quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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In science:

The inclination is converted into electric signals using DEPD1, DEPD2 and are fed via ADC’s into a computer where FFT (fast Fourier transform) and averagings are performed. A polarizing beam splitter (PBS) and a quarter wave plate (QWP) are included to extract the light reflected back from the sample efficiently.
Spectral properties of thermal fluctuations on simple liquid surfaces below shot noise levels
This was the only significant progress on the problem for over a quarter century, even though the problem did not sit on the back burner.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
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