quarter day

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quarter day a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Nearly a quarter of all U.S. pet owners bring their pet on the job. Last June, 200 American companies participated in the first ever "Take Your Dog to Work Day".
    • Quarter day a day regarded as terminating a quarter of the year; hence, one on which any payment, especially rent, becomes due. In matters influenced by United States statutes, quarter days are the first days of January, April, July, and October. In New York and many other places, as between landlord and tenant, they are the first days of May, August, November, and February. The quarter days usually recognized in England are 25th of March (Lady Day), the 24th of June (Midsummer Day), the 29th of September (Michaelmas Day), and the 25th of December (Christmas Day).
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Usage

In literature:

She was to receive six and a quarter cents apiece, and to return them on a certain day.
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
During the day we experienced a northerly current, varying from three quarters to half an knot an hour.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
On this day they were from all quarters, with distant thunder in the north-west, and several rain squalls.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2" by John Lort Stokes
We were at Suffolk in winter quarters, and it was the day for general inspection of the camp.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
On the afternoon of the same day, having decided what he would "do," he started out in search of new quarters.
"The Grandissimes" by George Washington Cable
To dwell twenty days in expectation of an even that may be decided in a quarter of an hour is grievous.
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Rub a hind-quarter with saltpetre and common salt, let it lie ten days, then boil it, and put either carrots or parsnips under it.
"The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph
This division of the day into quarters was in use long before the invention of hours.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 472" by Various
The other day a farmer of the neighborhood came into our quarters, seeking a runaway slave.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. IX., March, 1862., No. LIII." by Various
The river rose this day a quarter of an inch.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
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In poetry:

And then, while yet the day was young,
The sun scarce quarter high,
She plunges 'mid the sheltering bush,
In fear of hue and cry,--
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
After a week, a month, a quarter,
And day succeeding after day,
Says not a word of his departure
Though not a soul would have him stay.
"Lady Acheson Weary Of The Dean" by Jonathan Swift
Waiting for care to run away,
We've lost three quarters of a day.
Nor could, when supper time came on,
Eat much--his appetite was gone.
"The Cobbler" by William Hutton
"Gassed." O'er that twisted grace and dumb,
Flynn swore a choking oath to give
No quarter when the day should come
And fed his hate to thrive and live.
"The Vision" by Katharine Tynan
And so we sat a-talkin' three-quarters of the night,
And opened our hearts to each other until they both grew light;
And the days when I was winnin' her away from so many men
Was nothin' to that evenin' I courted her over again.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton
A better quarter-section, ner a richer soil warn't found
Than this-here old-home place o' ourn fer fifty miles around!--
The house was small--but plenty-big we found it from the day
That John--our only livin' son--packed up and went way.
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

These days the Pacific seems to be about a quarter mile away.
Jones Day ranked #1 globally in M&A league tables for the third quarter of 2011, maintaining a position it has held for 44 consecutive quarters.
Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, the executive who led the bank through the financial crisis, unexpectedly resigned today, only a day after Citi reported strong quarterly figures.
More than 150 musical acts perform on 20 stages over four days at the French Quarter Festival.
The Backpack Buddies Program at the Grand River Area Family YMCA was the focus of the third quarter "Jeans Day" fundraiser at Citizens Bank & Trust.
Mondays, the first of the month, the beginning of next quarter and Jan 2 are all "better" days to get going on projects than right now.
The Boston Conservation Commission voted unanimously to fine the owner and trustee of the Shipyard Quarter's Marina $25,000 per day until repairs are made to several of the piers which have created hazardous and unsafe conditions for years.
Overall, the district went backward on attendance by an average of almost one full day per student who used a pass during the fall quarter.
Canterbury Park will offer a 69-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet in 2013 and purses will increase 25% from 2012 levels, officials said.
On Thursday, November 15, the Minnesota Racing Commission approved a 69-day thoroughbred and quarter horse race meet for the Shakopee track in 2013.
The Minnesota Racing Commission Thursday approved a 69-day thoroughbred and quarter horse race meet for the Shakopee track in 2013.
DuPont delivered an ugly looking earnings report for its third quarter, making it one of day's worst performers amid heavy volume.
JBC Energy analysts said they expect China's 2012 refining capacity to rise by around 560,000 barrels a day, with most of it scheduled to come online in the fourth quarter.
Apple (AAPL) shares traded below $600 in afternoon trading Friday before later climbing above that benchmark, a day after the company reported that its fourth-quarter earnings missed expectations.
Steiler, LaGrone lead Day School past Union Co. Evan Stieler scored 21 points and Jeremy LaGrone added 15 as Evansville Day School pulled away in the final two quarters for a 48-34 victory over Kentucky's Union County.
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In science:

We have also checked the Q1 data and, indeed, the occultations are not apparent during the first 10 days as well as the final 10 days of that quarter.
Possible Disintegrating Short-Period Super-Mercury Orbiting KIC 12557548
However, after the release of the 4th quarter results, the company lost more than 15% in a single day, regaining a part of this loss on the following days and peaking again at 14.62 USD on March 2nd , 2012.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
When trying to predict the future price movements of Zynga, one cannot ignore the fact that on April 26th , 3 days before the end of the first part of the lock-up period, the company will release its financial results for the first quarter of 2012.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
From the day after the earnings announcement (around April 27th , 2012) to the end of the first lock-up period (around April 30th , 2012): if the financial results are significantly above those of the previous quarter, buy Zynga for a short term holding period.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
From the day after the earnings announcement (around April 27th , 2012) to the end of the first lock-up period (around April 30th , 2012): if the financial results are significantly above those of the previous quarter, buy Zynga for a short term holding period.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
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