acres

Definitions

  • That there land be worth dree hundred pound an acre
    That there land be worth dree hundred pound an acre
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n acres extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use "the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
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Quotations

  • William Dean Howells
    William Dean Howells
    “An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.”
  • Alexander Pope
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    “Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.”
  • Earl Nightingale
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    “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.”

Idioms

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.
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Usage

In literature:

His father gave him an acre grudgingly, but it was a good acre.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
The great landing-point for expeditions of Crusaders to the Holy Land was Acre, or Akka, as it is often written.
"Richard I" by Jacob Abbott
Thousands of acres of land of the first quality are unsettled and to be purchased at from $2.50 to $5 an acre.
"Narrative of Richard Lee Mason in the Pioneer West, 1819" by Richard Lee Mason
Two hundred and ten acres were planted by them last year in the several crops.
"The Indian Question (1874)" by Francis A. Walker
Wheat is sown from five pecks to two bushels to an acre, and yields from twelve to twenty-four bushels per acre.
"First History of New Brunswick" by Peter Fisher
The fields under experimentation amount to about fifty acres.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Here they had taken a contract from a "papertown" proprietor to clear five acres of land for seventy-five dollars.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Up to January, 1826, there had been sold, from the commencement of the land system, only 19,239,412 acres.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
Fifty acres of town swept clean.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Vassar now has a campus and farm of about 800 acres, and possesses an endowment of $2,440,000.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Knows he who tills this lonely field
To reap its scanty corn,
What mystic fruit his acres yield
At midnight and at morn?
"Dirge" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
A winding wall of mossy stone,
Frost-flung and broken, lines
A lonesome acre thinly grown
With grass and wandering vines.
"The Old Burying-Ground" by John Greenleaf Whittier
O cheerly, cheerly by the road
And merrily down the billet;
And where the acre-field is sowed
With bristle-bearded millet.
"The Creek" by Madison Julius Cawein
He left the white-walled burg behind,
He rode amidst the wheat.
The westland-gotten wind blew kind
Across the acres sweet.
"The Hall And The Wood" by William Morris
The Hielanmen, wi their lang swords,
They laid on us fu sair,
An they drave back our merry men
Three acres breadth an mair.
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
The Hielanmen, wi their lang swords,
They laid on us fu sair,
An they drave back our merry men
Three acres breadth an mair.
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British

In news:

Marriott's Camelback Inn, located on 125 private acres, recently completed a $35 million renovation.
Shockey Fire burned 2,451 acres near the Shockey Truck Trail and the Campo Indian Reservation.
Manterola Farms grows alfalfa on 1,700 acres north of Pasco and also grows around 400 acres of timothy hay.
Ever see a clear-cut out in the Rocky Mountains, where a timber company comes in and just slaughters acres and acres.
KNOXVILLE — A Thanksgiving Day wildfire near Millertown Pike burned about 150 acres, and firefighters today are battling a new 100-acre blaze in Anderson County.
The bull market in farmland rolled on unabated Thursday as approximately 750 acres of Illinois land sold to a local farmer for $8.2 million, or $10,947 per acre.
The US Department of the Interior approved a land-into-trust application from three North Dakota Indian tribes, accepting 469 acres into trust for a proposed 13,000 b/d refinery on 190 acres and feed production on the remainder.
For a struggling farmer trying to make the most with 200 acres of land or a factory worker with 30 inherited acres, the promise of $2,100 per acre may be tantalizing.
RNs – Nursing Supervisor & Unit Manager (Long Term Care) Full-Time Lima, PA. Fair Acres Geriatric Center is a long-term care facility with 18 buildings on 210 lush acres.
The 40 acres of land Andy Scalise owns houses a half-acre pond, gazebo, shed, greenhouse - and four over-sized pumpkins.
Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers in counties eligible for emergency grazing and haying on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres of the deadline dates to remove cattle or hay from the CRP acres.
A few drops of water on acres and acres of parched land - that's how I woke up thinking of the massive relief effort that's been orchestrated to help the Haitian people.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) calculates the ACRE yield in a slightly different manner than NASS, using an estimate of planted acres in calculating yields rather than harvested acres .
Since 2002, the DNR has purchased 744 acres of land and acquired conservation easements on an additional 1,887 acres of farmland where three counties.
Though 41 acres of the former Brogli farm is cropland, around 30%, or 12 acres , are previously drained wetland and could be restored in the future.
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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
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
Differently from free space, where dimers are created only for positive values of the scattering length, in the presence of the periodic potential bound dimers exist also for negative values of the scattering length, starting from a critical value acr < 0.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
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