Quartered

Definitions

  • a Street in the Higher Quarter of Modern SiÛt
    a Street in the Higher Quarter of Modern SiÛt
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Quartered Divided into four equal parts or quarters; separated into four parts or regions.
    • Quartered Furnished with quarters; provided with shelter or entertainment.
    • Quartered Quarter-sawed; -- said of timber, commonly oak.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Methods of Sawing Quartered Logs Methods of Sawing Quartered Logs
Americans quartered in the mediaeval monastary of Pont St. Maxence Americans quartered in the mediaeval monastary of Pont St. Maxence
Americans quartered in the old abbey Americans quartered in the old abbey
Showing the seating and a quarter section of the underlying chambers Showing the seating and a quarter section of the underlying chambers
A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676 A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned...
One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown...
Buffet in Quartered Oak Buffet in Quartered Oak
Mission Settee Made of Quarter-Sawed Oak Mission Settee Made of Quarter-Sawed Oak

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: One - quarter of the world's cattle live in India.
    • quartered Divided into or grouped in four equal parts or quarters; separated into distinct parts.
    • quartered Lodged; stationed for lodging; of or pertaining to lodging or quarters.
    • quartered Having hind quarters (of a specified kind): as, a short-quartered horse.
    • quartered Sawed into quarters (said of a tree-trunk), and then cut into planks in such a manner as to show the grain of the wood (especially the silver grain of oak) to advantage. This is done in various ways — that most approved being to cut the quarter into two equal parts from the pith to the bark, and then to saw off boards by cuts parallel to the bisecting section.
    • quartered In heraldry, having a square piece cut out of the center: noting a form of cross. The perforation is usually as wide as the band that forms the cross, so that the arms of the cross do not unite in the middle except at their corners.
    • quartered In shoemaking, made with quarters (of a particular kind): as, low-quartered shoes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet
    • adj Quartered divided into four equal parts: lodged, stationed for lodging: having hind quarters of a particular kind, as a short-quartered horse: sawed into quarters:
    • adj Quartered (her.) having a square piece cut out of the centre
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Quotations

  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “Faith! he must make his stories shorter or change his comrades once a quarter.”
  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur%20Schopenhauer
    “We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.”
  • Franklin P. Adams
    Franklin P. Adams
    “There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “I can't do with mountains at close quarters -- they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing anything but obtrude themselves.”
  • Richard E. Griggs
    Richard E. Griggs
    “Everything someone does on a daily basis should be traceable back to an annual or quarterly plan.”

Idioms

No quarter - This means without mercy. We can say no quarter given or asked.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

A little after midnight the Colonel returned from head-quarters with important information, which he desired to communicate to the regiment.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
In fact, no allusion was made to it, during the quarter of an hour the party was driving from the Hall to the station-house.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
That was four and a quarter feet for each mile of the sixty-two we had put behind.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
John's watch showed a quarter after eight.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
In a remote portion of Togarog, and separated from the main village by a number of wretched lanes, lay the Jewish quarter.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
De slaves quarters was about a quarter of a mile from de Big House.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
A quarter of an hour afterwards she was hove-to on our lee quarter.
"Under the Meteor Flag" by Harry Collingwood
Darius reached home at a quarter to nine, having eaten nothing but bread all day.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
At other times he was at his barrack quarters, and rarely at his town house across the Park in Queen Anne Street.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
The drum beat to quarters.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
One time a lot of the negroes in the quarter got drunk and ma got to fighting all of them.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
After this dialogue, I was left on the larboard side of the quarter-deck to my own meditations.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I did so, and found myself on the quarter deck, in the presence of the first lieutenant and several of the officers.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
So I finished dressing myself, and went up on the quarter-deck.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
Old Thomas never comes down till a quarter to seven.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
Beyond were the living-quarters of the crew, kept spotlessly clean and tidy, yet Spartan-like in their simplicity.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
At this time we were virtually occupying alarm quarters.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Our regiment happened to be quartered in the morning near his head-quarters.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
De quarters am built from logs like deys all in dem days.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
At this time we were all a little Murger-mad in the Latin Quarter.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

Within three quarters of a yeare
His gold and fee it waxed thinne,
His merry men were from him gone,
And left himselfe all alone.
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang
As when yon cloudless, quartered moon
Hangs o'er each storied river,
The swelling breasts of Ayr and Doon
With sea green wavelets quiver.
"For The Burns Centennial Celebration" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
He had not beene in Edenborrow
Nor three quarters of a yeare,
But some did give him and some said nay,
And some bid "to the deele gang yee!
"The Heir Of Lynne" by Andrew Lang
The regiment now must change its ground,
And in old Derby quarters found.
With certainty the date I fix
'Twas seventeen hundred thirty-six.
"The Parrish Wedding" by William Hutton
"A quarter-three!—'tis shoaling fast!
Three feet large!—t-h-r-e-e feet!—
Three feet scant!" I cried in fright
"Oh, is there no retreat?"
"The Aged Pilot Man" by Mark Twain
It was Rags, yes, Rags! who was martyred there,
Who was quartered and crucified,
And he whined that whine which is doggish prayer
And he licked my hand and died.
"Rags" by Edmund Vance Cooke

In news:

It looks like Yahoo investors won't have any reason to yodel following the company's slightly disappointing second-quarter results and forecast for the third quarter issued Tuesday.
Those five, along with Ryan Hollins, were the only Clippers to see the court in the fourth quarter, a quarter the Clippers won, 32-16.
Consolidated revenue in the third quarter was T$104.4 billion, down 5.6 percent compared to the second quarter but up 11.4 percent from a year ago.
In September Xcel Energy filed for Quarterly Gas and Electric Commodity adjustments in an effort to drive down consumer costs during the fourth quarter.
For the third quarter compared to the same quarter last year, while revenue increased at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County.
Intel's market share was 83.3 percent in the third quarter, growing from 80.6 percent in the same quarter the previous quarter AMD 's market share was 16.1 percent, falling from 18.8 percent.
"With the help of our Asia team, we also conclude that iPad Mini shipments are likely to increase (quarter to quarter) as panel and assembly yield issues subside," Yeung said.
The average defined contribution plan balance posted a 4.44% gain in the third quarter, virtually all of it because of market appreciation, according to the latest quarterly DC Index published by Callan Associates.
Consumers on average spent $75 less on new cars in the third quarter of 2012 than they did in the second quarter.
It is now time for Eli Manning, more than anyone, to play the fourth quarter of the season the way he has played the fourth quarters of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI.
The Eagles led by 11 entering the fourth quarter before outscoring them 21-7 in the fourth quarter.
The US Postal Service lost $3.3 billion in the last quarter of 2011, which is usually its strongest quarter.
Lacey-based Anchor Bancorp, parent company to Anchor Bank of Aberdeen, announced a quarterly profit this month, earning $278,000 in its fiscal first quarter.
Yuba City-based River Valley Community Bank posted its 21st consecutive profitable quarter in the third quarter ended Sept 30.
Revenue was up slightly from last quarter 's $35 billion, but profit was down quarter over quarter from $8.8 billion.
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In science:

In quarter-filled systems, the 8kF -Umklapp scattering exists75–78 because of kF = π/(4a) with a being the lattice spacing and it is crucial for the appearance of the insulating state.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
Ground state phase diagram of the one-dimensional dimerized extended Hubbard model at quarter-filling on the plane of V /t and U/t, determined by the renormalization group equations for the bosonized phase Hamiltonian.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
This model at quarter-filling has been studied as an effective model for two different material systems.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
The CO states are stabilized in the former quarterfilled models.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
Hubbard model at quarter filling in large U/t and V /t.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
Color online) Charge ordered states in the quarter-filled extended Hubbard models on anisotropic triangular lattices: (a) vertical, (b) diagonal, and (c) horizontal stripe type states, and (d) the threefold state.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
M can become mixed valent of half integer, namely, a “quarter”-filled situation is realized.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
It is desired that π-d systems with a quarter-filled π-band would be investigated.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
Ashbacher, "Some Properties of the Smarandache-Kurepa and Smarandache-Wagstaff Functions", in , Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 114-116, September 1997.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
Ashbacher, "Some Properties of the Smarandache-Kurepa and Smarandache-Wagstaff Functions", in , Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 114-116, September 1997.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
This measurement corresponds to the average number of steps at which the random walk has covered a quarter of the total number of network nodes.
Exploring Complex Networks through Random Walks
This is shown in more detail in Fig. 22, where the current is given as a function of the tilt for quarter filling n = 0.25.
Transverse Meissner Physics of Planar Superconductors with Columnar Pins
Such a mapping class can be visualized as a quarter-turn of a genus one subsurface spanned homologically by ei and eσ(i) .
A homological recipe for pseudo-Anosovs
We only consider topologies whereby n undergoes minimal rotation between pairs of adjacent post edges (which is ± π 2 or a quarter-turn).
Topology and Bistability in liquid crystal devices
Their model is a random walk ξ on a 2dimensional complex, that is, a collection of quarter planes connected at their edges in some fashion with possible multiple connections and with no edge unconnected.
A MARKOV chain model of a polling system with parameter regeneration
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