To man a yard

Definitions

  • Frame 1: A man fishes over his neighbour wall while birds sit in his yard. Frame 2: The man that was stolen from prepares to shoot the same birds that are now in his yard
    Frame 1: A man fishes over his neighbour wall while birds sit in his yard. Frame 2: The man that was stolen from prepares to shoot the same birds that are now in his yard
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To man a yard (Naut) to send men upon a yard, as for furling or reefing a sail.
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Usage

In literature:

The patient, a man wounded at Modder River, was struck at a range of 300 to 400 yards.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Several hundred yards brought them to an opening in the hills just broad enough to admit the body of a man.
"Adrift in the Wilds" by Edward S. Ellis
He did not dare to salute her, or go near to her; he stood like a banished man, disgraced, a few yards from her seat.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Unable to see the craft approaching, he traced its course by sound, and when the man stepped ashore Slim was only a few yards away.
"The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service" by James R. Driscoll
A prostrate man is hard to hit at a few hundred yards.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines" by H. Irving Hancock
Having settled these points, Yaspard turned to the unfortunate man lying a few yards from the water's edge.
"Viking Boys" by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
The man had taken a couple of hours to make perhaps three hundred yards.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
Finally, one day the man fastened the dog to a tree in the yard, then came out with a gun.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
In about three hundred yards he came to a dip in the high bank, a gentle slope upon which a man could wade ashore.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It ended on the edge of a rock-pool a dozen yards across, and deep enough to reach above a man's knees.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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In poetry:

ver! Sabbath belling. Snoods converge
on a weary-daring man.
What now can be cleard up? from the Yard the visitors urge.
Belle thro' the graves in a blast of sun
to the kirk moves the youngest witch.
Watch.
"Dream Song 12: Sabbath" by John Berryman

In news:

A man who was volunteering for Washington State's effort to enact marriage equality is accused of taking a yard sign from a woman's vehicle in front of a grocery store and proceeding to use vulgar language against her.
A bull in the mood for love damaged anArkansas sheriff's patrol car when it tried to mount a man who wasleading the animal across a yard.
The hunt is on for a man Island County Sheriff's deputies say tried to snatch an 8-year-old Oak Harbor girl from her front yard Sunday evening.
Eli Manning threw a 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 to play and the New York Giants overcame a late touchdown drive by rookie sensation Robert Griffin III to defeat the Washington Redskins 27-23 on Sunday.
Mario Manningham snaring a 38-yard pass from Eli Manning to ignite the Giants' winning drive in Super Bowl XLVI in February.
A French fan accused of stalking "Spider-Man" actress Kirsten Dunst was ordered on Monday to stay at least 100 yards away from her until 2015.
A man was found shot to death in the front yard of a west Louisville home early Saturday, police said.
An Alabama appeals court is refusing to block an order requiring a man to remove the body of his late wife from a grave in his front yard .
The Bossier Sheriff's Department says 21-year-old Jordan Phillips was sitting in a yard next to a man deputies wanted to speak with about an earlier incident THAT man took off running…but Phillips stayed behind.
This would be important to the young man, who understands that in each of the last four campaigns a Syracuse runner has rambled for at least that many yards.
A Marrero man was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage boy he met in Chalmette and drove to an Avondale rail yard, where he had the youth perform a sex act.
Manning tied the record on a 14-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Stokely.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said that the man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, has been sitting atop the statue for the better part of two hours.
0Peyton Manning finished with 338 yards and three touchdown passes Sunday to lift the Denver Broncos to a 37-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
A Greenfield man filming turkeys in his front yard was so outraged by what he saw, he took his videos to YouTube and Facebook.
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In science:

The original formulation is due to the statistician Karl Pearson, who, in a brief letter quoted in Nature, 1905, wrote: “A man starts from a point O and walks a yards in a straight line; he then turns through any angle whatever and walks another a yards in a second straight line.
Flying randomly in $\mathbb{R}^d$ with Dirichlet displacements
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