Quarter-seal

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Quarter-seal the seal kept by the director of the Chancery of Scotland—the testimonial of the Great Seal
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Jimmie Dale, Larry the Bat, the Gray Seal, once uncovered, could expect as much quarter as would be given to a cornered rat.
"The Adventures of Jimmie Dale" by Frank L. Packard
You will write us a note that you will seal, and he will bring it to head-quarters.
"The Secret of the Night" by Gaston Leroux
S., with about a ton and a quarter of fresh seal meat.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
Before we retired to bunk, a Ross seal was discovered and shot, three-quarters of a mile away.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
A quarter of an hour later they went out, and Frank, returning, found two sealed envelopes on the table beside him.
"By Sheer Pluck" by G. A. Henty
Were he the Lord High Privy Seal, I would have him to know that I am lord of my own quarter-deck!
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
In a quarter of an hour or so the seal made his appearance on the ice.
"The Field of Ice" by Jules Verne
I have known that Seal this many a year, and the rogue never yet had a case that touched the quarter-deck.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
Over 1,000,000 seal pups are born every year, and when they leave for winter quarters they go in families and not altogether.
"Oregon, Washington and Alaska; Sights and Scenes for the Tourist." by E. L. Lomax
That England is also aimed at is proved by the fact that Mary and Francis, on the seal of Scotland, quarter the arms of England.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
His next was giving to Dr. Beaumont a sealed bond, with an injunction not to open it till the next quarter-day.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
After that Elam continued to be a Hellion around the Office, but in his private Quarters he was merely Otto, the Trained Seal.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Melt in an earthen or iron pot half a pound of black rosin, half a pound of sealing wax, and a quarter of a pound of bees wax.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The seal, when out of the water, can hardly distinguish objects at half a quarter of a mile's distance at the utmost.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
The former was hermetically sealed at the top and marked off in forty-eight quarter-inch spaces.
"An Introduction to the History of Science" by Walter Libby
A quarter-of-an-hour later it looked as if his fate were sealed.
"Sheilah McLeod" by Guy Boothby
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In news:

Joseph Fauria lifts standout running back Johnathan Franklin after Franklin's fourth-quarter touchdown sealed the UCLA victory.
Cal Poly cornerback Nico Molino seals the Mustangs' 24-21 win at Wyoming on Sept 15 by intercepting a fourth-quarter pass intended for Cowboys running back Brandon Miller (8).
Jairus Byrd and Spencer Johnson returned Tim Tebow interceptions for touchdowns on consecutive plays in the fourth quarter to help the Buffalo Bills snap a seven-game skid and seal a 40-14 win over the Denver Broncos on Saturday.
On the third-and-6 play before Walsh missed his 46-yard kick in the fourth quarter, Ponder panicked and wasted an opportunity to keep what could have been a game-sealing drive alive.
A strong fourth quarter performance propelled Verona past West Friday night, as the Wildcats sealed up the runner-up title in the Big Eight with a 39-29 win.
Colin Kaepernick's 50-yard touchdown run on a fourth-quarter read-option sealed his third win in four starts for the 49ers.
But with two minutes left in the fourth quarter, it was Spellman who carried the ball four times — and picked up a first down that all but ended a timeout-less Hay 's hopes of a comeback — for 19 yards to seal the victory.
AP Photo/Nick WassEd Reed's interception in the fourth quarter all but sealed the game for Baltimore.
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION— After holding only a one-point lead after three quarters, Jefferson ignited a scoring binge with a fullcourt press that sealed its 77-60 win over Musselman on February 7.
The Wet Seal reported Thursday that net income for the fourth quarter ended Jan 29 dropped to $5.3 million, compared with $74.2 million in the year-ago period.
With the scored tied, 14-14 at halftime, Colgate scored 21 straight third quarter points to seal the win.
Wet Seal ousts CEO, lowers second-quarter outlook.
Sealed Air Swings to 3rd-Quarter Loss on Write-Down.
As of 2000, about three-quarters of state DOTs sealed new pavement.
Third quarter outburst seals district win.
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