square yard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n square yard a unit of area equal to one yard by one yard square
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Usage

In literature:

The other masts are made of wood, and the canvas that can be spread is no less than 6500 square yards.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
They should be three yards square, and less cotton should be put at the sides that are tucked in.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
The top is about half a yard square.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
A ton of it will cover about ten square yards.
"Report of the Knaresbrough Rail-way Committee" by Knaresbrough Rail-way Committee
At Khuram there are two forts, the one 120 yards and the other 100 yards square.
"For Name and Fame" by G. A. Henty
The whole square was about 250 yards long by 150 deep.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
You can use up more human steam to the square inch in worrying than you can to the square yard in hard work.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Only a square of forty yards remained, packed from end to end with desperate field-folk.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
Between Berkeley Square and Scotland Yard, Fairfield consumed ten cigarettes in sharp jerky puffs.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Attached to the left wing of the church was a large square called the convent yard, with walls of heavy stone sixteen feet high.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
The tower is four yards square at its base, and built of stone.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Almost every square yard of this region is marked by miniature craters caused by exploding shells.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Its dimensions were 50 yards square.
"Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora" by Edward Edwards
Those who found a good vein had permission to work it for forty yards square on condition that they carried the ore to a licensed smelter.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Lay aft here, some of you, to the braces, and lay the yards square.
"The Pirate Slaver" by Harry Collingwood
Let a man stay in the slings to square the yard by the feel as it goes up.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Every thing that would assist, he carefully collected; and by degrees he had sufficient for a patch of four or five yards square.
"The Privateer's-Man" by Frederick Marryat
The hollow curvature of the lower parts of upper square-sails, to clear the stays when the yards are braced up.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Experimental plots may be of different sizes, according to the space available, from a yard square to a rod square or larger.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
It was a dollar a square yard.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
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In poetry:

The spare-room windows wide were raised,
And you could look that summer day
On pastures green, and sunny hills,
And low rills wandering away.
Near by, the square front yard was sweet
With rose and caraway.
"The Deacon's Daughter" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Pedro Moura/ESPNLA.com USC's brand-new 40-yard turf practice field is located underground at the school's $70 million, 110,000-square foot John McKay Center, scheduled to be ready for football season to begin in August.
In a back yard near Lafayette Square, a bed & breakfast of no compare.
A photo obtained exclusively by CBS News shows the would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad with friends in Times Square, less than 100 yards from the spot where he abandoned an explosives-laden SUV Saturday.
Through the huge picture windows in his office suite, Lane Kirkland, the president of the A.F.L.-C. Can look out over Lafayette Square and across the street to the White House, less than 250 yards away.
The United Way of Central New York, SRC and SRCTec are working together on an initiative to clean up the community – one small, square yard at a time.
This home, located at 605 NW 15th St, has more than 10,000 square feet of living space and has a beautiful yard with a pool in the back.
A Texas contractor uses a Guntert & Zimmerman S850 slipform paver with a stringless control package to help pave 298,000 square yards of concrete at a Dallas airport renovation project.
For the analysis, International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) quantity guidelines, ie, 20 pounds of material per square yard for wheel rut filling and 25 pounds per square yard for surface treatment, were used.
Freeman, the Dallas-based exhibition services giant, has recycled more than 1 million square yards of used aisle carpet as part of a pilot program begun last July.
CENTERVILLE — Friday, Sept 23 from 11 a.m.-1:30 pm join the Chamber for lunch in the Courthouse yard on the Centerville Square.
It was reported that about 10,000 square feet burned in a front yard .
In Regent Square, where Rick McGee and Lisa Ciccarelli built a free little library in the front yard of their Biddle Avenue house, people are doing just that.
It's time to clean out closets, garages, barns, storage sheds and basements for the Zebulon Downtown Development Authority's yard sale on the square .
Last year, says Neil, city workers patched 2,442 potholes , representing nearly 8,000 square yards.
Following up an impressive win over Putnam last week, Amherst rode running back Kieran Presley 's eye-popping 359 yards on the ground to an impressive 42-20 win over Chicopee to plant itself squarely in the postseason conversation.
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