quarters

Definitions

  • a Street in the Higher Quarter of Modern SiÛt
    a Street in the Higher Quarter of Modern SiÛt
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quarters housing available for people to live in "he found quarters for his family","I visited his bachelor quarters"
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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

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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Usage

In literature:

The winds blew for him from the four quarters.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
Ireland took, in 1849, of foreign grain 2,115,129 quarters; 1,683,687 quarters in 1850; and 2,504,229 in 1851; as well as 256,837 cwts.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Dissolve in one gallon of boiling water a pound and a quarter of washing soda, and a quarter of a pound of borax.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
The time of high-water was three-quarters past two on the full and change and it then flowed six feet.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
One of them was brought to us at Atooi, measuring eleven inches and a quarter in circumference, and having fourteen feet eatable.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
And that king had full sway over four quarters of this world.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Endued with great might, he granteth quarter to implacable enemies asking for quarter.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The students were again formed in watches and quarter watches, each of which classes and sub-classes was indicated on the uniforms.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
The site selected by Pierre Lapierre for Chloe Elliston's school was, in point of location, as the quarter-breed had said, an excellent one.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
At 4.45 made one and a quarter mile north-east and at 5 made three-quarters of a mile north-east in the direction of Number 16 Camp.
"Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria" by William Landsborough
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In poetry:

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
Wide opened, that tremendous mouth
Obscured three-quarters of the south
Side of Schmidt’s barn, and promised me
Thrills, shocks, delights and ecstasy.
"Mouths Of Hippopotami And Some Recent Novels" by Ellis Parker Butler
Even so rude armies, when the field they quit,
And into several quarters get;
Each troop does spoil and ruin more
Than all join'd in one body did before.
"The Heart Breaking" by Abraham Cowley
Let us unto the King pay homage due,
Let's to our fellow-citizens be true,
Let us obedient to our leaders prove,
And in our quarters live in peace and love.
"The Soldier's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
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:

Olympics spending fuelled Britain's strongest quarterly growth in five years, springboarding the country out of recession in the third quarter, data showed on Thursday.
The Saints jumped out to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, and never looked back, scoring 13 points in the second quarter, and 14 points in each of the second half quarters.
Net sales were $2,011.5 million in the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 35.2% from $1,488.2 million in the second quarter of 2011.
The company said its revenue for the quarter hit $255.4 million, a 7 percent increase from the same quarter of fiscal 2011 when revenue was $239.7 million.
Revenues were also down - $348.9 million in the the third quarter of 2012, compared to $375.8 million in the third quarter of 2011.
Greenbrier delivered 3,700 railcars last quarter, pushing second quarter revenue up 61 percent year-over-year to $458.2 million.
Norfolk Southern reported a profit of $402 million in the third quarter, 27 percent less than the $554 million it earned in the third quarter of 2011.
Texas A&M has put together a sloppy first quarter and trails Ole Miss 10-7 to start the second quarter.
Audio chipmaker Cirrus Logic Inc, whose chips were used in Apple Inc's iPhone 5, reported a 91 percent jump in second-quarter sales and its forecast for current-quarter revenue crushed analysts' estimates.
Yes, we are at another quarter pole, so let's dig into the third quarter snap counts to see which playing time trends have developed.
Ltd (TSX: BRB) says its net revenues for the third quarter were $7.5 million, or a penny a share, down from $7.9 million in the same quarter a year ago.
The Spartans held the Seahawks to single digits in all four quarters, and Bainbridge led 17-8 after the first quarter.
Reflecting on the strong first quarter, TJX ceo talked up the HomeGoods division during the company's quarterly conference call this morning.
Third-quarter revenue at MPS Group Inc (NYSE: MPS ) fell 29.4% to $407.8 million from $577.5 million in the third quarter of last year.
The net interest margin increased from 3.12 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 to 3.16 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, but average earning assets decreased $11.9 million, bank officials reported.
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In science:

Therefore the stationary matrix is the all quarters vector.
Variance on the Leaves of a Tree Markov Random Field: Detecting Character Dependencies in Phylogenies
Difference images compare the in-transit frames with out-of-transit frames in the neighborhood of each transit and these are averaged across all events in each quarter.
Possible Disintegrating Short-Period Super-Mercury Orbiting KIC 12557548
KIC 12557548 shifts by no more than ∼0.2 millipixels in either row or column during any quarter.
Possible Disintegrating Short-Period Super-Mercury Orbiting KIC 12557548
Currently, three-quarters of the SPI is already bonded.
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout
By the Schwarz Lemma and the Koebe One-Quarter Theorem, the conformal radius is comparable to the distance of z to the boundary of D, dist(z , ∂D) ≤ crad(D, z ) ≤ 4 dist(z , ∂D).
Half-plane capacity and conformal radius
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