• That there land be worth dree hundred pound an acre
    That there land be worth dree hundred pound an acre
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Acre a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
    • n Acre a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
    • n acre a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Soy crayons have been invented to replace wax crayons and one acre of soybeans can produce over 80,000 crayons
    • Acre A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English. "I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls
      The burial ground, God's acre ."
    • Acre Any field of arable or pasture land.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day
    • n acre Originally. an open plowed or sowed field. This signification was gradually lost after the acre was made a definite measure of surface. Still used in the plural to denote fields or land in general.
    • n acre A superficial measure of land, usually stated to be 40 poles in length by 4 in breadth; but 160 perches (= 4840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet) make an acre, however shaped. An acre, as a specific quantity of land, was reckoned in England as much as a yoke of oxen could plow in a day till the establishment of a definite measure by laws of the thirteenth century and later. This is known in Great Britain and the United States as the statute acre, to distinguish it from the customary acres still in use to some extent in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The Scotch acre is larger than the statute acre, as it contains 6150.4 square yards, 48 Scotch acres being equal to 61 statute acres. The Irish acre is 7840 square yards, 100 Irish acres being nearly equivalent to 162 statute acres. In Wales different measures, the erw, the stang, the paladr, are called acres. The true erw is 4320 square yards; the stang is 3240. There is also the Cornish acre, of 5760 square yards. Among the customary English acres are found measures of the following numbers of perches: 80 (of hops), 90 (of hops), 107, 110, 120 (shut acre), 130, 132, 134, 141, 180 (forest acre), 200 (for copyhold land in Lincolnshire), 212, 256 (of wood). The Leicestershire acre has 2308¾ square yards, the Westmoreland acre 6760 square yards, the Cheshire acre 10,240 square yards. Often abbreviated to A. or adjective
    • n acre A lineal measure equal to a furrow's length, or 40 poles; more frequently, an acre's breadth, 4 poles, equal to 22 or 25 yards.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment
    • n Acre ā′kėr a measure of land containing 4840 sq. yards. The Scotch acre contains 6150.4 sq. yards (48 Scotch—61 imperial acres): the Irish, 7840 sq. yards (50 Irish—81 imperial acres): :
    • n Acre ā′kėr (pl.) for lands, estates generally
    • n Acre ā′kėr (fig.) large quantities of anything
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  • William Dean Howells
    William Dean Howells
    “An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own acres of diamonds.”
  • Earl Warren
    Earl Warren
    “Legislators represent people, not trees or acres. Legislators are elected by voters, not farms or cities or economic interests.”


All over Hell's half acre - (USA) If you have been all over Hell's half acre, you have been traveling and visiting many more places than originally intended, usually because you were unsuccessful in finding what you were looking for. It can also be used to mean everywhere.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. aker, AS. æcer,; akin to OS. accar, OHG. achar, Ger. acker, Icel. akr, Sw. åker, Dan. ager, Goth. akrs, L. ager, Gr. , Skr. ajra,. √2, 206
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. æcer; Ger. acker, L. ager, Gr. agros, Sans. ajras, a plain.


In literature:

Of this total, about 180,000 acres were producing wine-grapes.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
The area devoted to grain crops the past year was 8,618,675 acres, which is 214,705 acres less than in 1882.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
He is a farmer holding 300 acres under Lord Besborough, and says that he trusts things will remain as they are.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
He has purchased a small place of four acres, for which he paid $18 per acre.
"The Negro Farmer" by Carl Kelsey
The abbey enclosure, covering eighty-five acres, was surrounded by a wall, the ruins of which are now covered with thick foliage.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Had forty acres of Colony land which he had rented, and which he wished to sell at $106.00 per acre.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
The portion of Thimbleby granted to this Odo comprised 250 acres of cultivated land, with 12 acres of meadow and 30 acres of underwood.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
The largest farm is 120 acres, the smallest 20 acres, and the average 80 acres.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
A church at Cranberry, N. J., had a farm of one hundred acres until the close of the nineteenth century.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
It am twelve acres and pappy bought it long ago for $25.00 de acre.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
To advance the settlement, Argall had contracted for the clearing of some 300 acres of ground (600 pounds sterling it was to cost).
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
He always called Acres "Mabel," after his wife.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
Massa traded me to William Green jus' 'fore the war, for a hundred acres land at $1.00 a acre.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
The man who owns but five acres of land should have at least two acres in fruit-trees.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
A tenant with one mule would rent twenty-five acres, if he had two mules he would rent fifty acres.
"Twenty-Five Years in the Black Belt" by William James Edwards
One acre down dere wort' more dan twenty acre up here.
"The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin, Volume 1." by James Fenimore Cooper
There was about two hundred acres in it with about one hundred acres cleared land.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
And there are three hundred and sixty acres in our plantation.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
To every captain, 3,000 acres.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
He has a ranch whose acres supply his unusually good table with vegetables, poultry, and flowers.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding

In poetry:

Monotonously rolled
On the hills the broom
Spreads its many-acred gold.
"Aftermath of Mining Days" by Clark Ashton Smith
The strokes on the edge
Of the stone might count
The acres he has
On this bare mount;
"A Mountaineer" by Padraic Colum
Sento l'acre profumo
Dell'erbe e delle piante
E, sull'umido dumo,
La verde cavalletta saltellante.
"Quando?" by Ferdinando Fontana
And acres broad and castles high,
And famous old descent;
And heart with true nobility,
And mind with pure intent.
"The Battle-Day, Or, The Lost Army" by Ernest Jones
Swaying, the blast and hurricane
Of the creative thought
Which gloriously to quiet gloomed
Thy acre-shadowing plot
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
Listen how his trills awaken
Echoes from each mossy stone!
Of all places he has taken
God's still Acre for his own.
"The Cemetery Nightingale" by Morris Rosenfeld

In news:

The quarry is broken into four main components: a 20.3-acre quarry , an 8.3-acre quarry , a 4.5-acre stockpiling area and a 3,700-linear-foot access road.
In a span of 10 years, their density went from 10 per acre to 170 per acre.
The state is looking for developers to transform the sites, an 8-acre parcel on the northeast corner of Hempstead Turnpike and Cross Island Parkway and a 28-acre parcel on the southeast corner, which are currently zoned for residential use.
On October 13, President Clinton announced a sweeping policy that will affect more than 40 million acres of land across the country, 8 million acres in Idaho alone.
WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court has turned away an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests, including 46,000 acres on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Authorities said Wednesday afternoon that the fire surged from 220 acres to about 400 acres in less than an hour.
Federal regulators approved a plan to expand the RRV appellation south to Cotati, adding more than 14,000 acres to the appellation's current 155,000 acres.
Five areas now ready for burning range in size from 14 acres to one acre.
Sediment has claimed 600,000 acre-feet of its 2.6 million acre-foot capacity.
Eclipse Development Group of California is planning a 300,000-square-foot outlet center called the Maui Outlets on 30 acres and a second shopping center, Pi'ilani Promenade, on a 45-acre parcel in South Maui.
City Council has authorized the $370 sale of a half acre on Jasani Court to Nathan Properties, which plans on combing the parcel with an adjacent half acre to build a home.
The state saw a record 46-bushel-per-acre average for spring wheat in 2009, followed by a strong average yield of 44 bushels per acre in 2010.
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres man has been charged in connection with the starvation of two pet dogs left in his care.
Maile, who has worked for The Nature Conservancy for five years, supervises six properties with 2,724 acres, including Regal Meadows (667 acres) and the Roscoe Prairie (57 acres).
There were four tennis courts and a wall to hit against, all surrounded by acres upon acres of poverty.

In science:

Lemma 1 shows that the corresponding summands in the definitions of U and V are equal unless there are some indexes 1 ≤ p < q < r ≤ m such that Acp ∩ Acq ∩ Acr 6=
Gaussian Random Matrix Models for q-deformed Gaussian Random Variables
After living in various cities and towns in Washington and Oregon most of Brian’s life, the family decided to move to Whitetail, Montana—the home town of Brian’s father, and the location of a 4,000 acre family farm.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
There it was found numerically that there exists a critical capillary number C acr , above which no static solution exists, in agreement with the experimental findings described above.
Hydrodynamic theory of de-wetting
At the critical capillary number C acr the only remaining parameter, which is α, can be determined from the condition that κ∞ should be minimal, in other words Ai(s1 ) must be maximal among solutions of (7).
Hydrodynamic theory of de-wetting
Hocking found that the present slip theory correctly predicts C acr /θ3 e to be a constant, but overestimates this constant by a factor of two, if reasonable values for the slip length λ are assumed.
Hydrodynamic theory of de-wetting
Moreover, the analysis of correlations acr oss all simultaneous network-wide traffic has been used in netwo rk distributed attacks detection .
Analysis of Inter-Domain Traffic Correlations: Random Matrix Theory Approach
Again this result does not imply that one cannot construct interesting representations of the ACR.
Some surprising implications of background independence in canonical quantum gravity
The more detailed history of the IRS and the larger ACRS, Astrographic Catalog Reference Stars, is told in the recent message from T.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
The two variables included in this example are the basal area (BA)2 in square feet, and the net volume in cubic feet (Vol.), both expressed on a per acre basis.
Optimum allocation in multivariate stratified random sampling: Stochastic matrix optimisation
The two variables included in this example are the basal area3 , (BA), in square feet, and the net volume in cubic feet (Vol.), both expressed on a per acre basis.
Multivariate stratified sampling by stochastic multiobjective optimisation
The two variables included in this example are the basal area (BA)1 in square feet, and the net volume in cubic feet (Vol.), both expressed on a per acre basis.
A modified Pr\'ekopa's approach in optimum allocation in multivariate stratified random sampling
Even for k = +1 case, once the cosmic scale factor a(t/l) arrives at critical size acr such as acr = q2(d − 1)/(d − 2)Λ, and then the universe continues eternal expansion.
Classical Geometry of De Sitter Spacetime : An Introductory Review
A parcel covering approximately two acres is available at the top of Mill Street near the Ross head frame. This site could be prepared for building by relocating or demolishing some homes, and by cutting and grading this hill site to create a level building site.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The six-acre Mill Street site is shown on site Figure #2 in the Facilities Development section.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The acceptances acr and acr are evaluated using the MC, with data-driven corrections as explained in Secs.
Precise measurement of Gamma(Ks->pi+pi-(gamma))/Gamma(Ks->pi0pi0) with the KLOE detector at DAFNE