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''A fourth part of something.''
Each of four equal parts into which something can be divided; a fourth part. (defdate)
''A quarter of an hour.''
1526, William Tyndale, trans. ''Bible'', Mark 6:48
- And aboute the fourth quartre of the nyght, he cam unto them, walkinge apon the see ....
A fourth part of a hundredweight. (defdate)
A fourth part of a of arms, or the charge on it, larger than a canton and normally on the upper dexter side, formed by a perpendicular line from the top meeting a horizontal line from the side. (defdate)
One of four equal periods into which a game is divided. (defdate)
A quarter of an acre or 40 roods.
''Place or position.''
*1667, (w), ''Paradise Lost'':
- I am to haste, / And all who under me thir Banners wave, / Homeward with flying march where we possess / The Quarters of the North (..).
A topic or area of endeavour.
1892, Robert Louis Stevenson, ''The Wrecker'' (chapter 10)
- “I'll tell you something, too,” retorted the captain, duskily flushing. “I wouldn't sail this ship for the man you are, if you went upon your knees. I've dealt with gentlemen up to now.”“I can tell you the names of a number of gentlemen you'll never deal with any more, and that's the whole of Longhurst's gang,” said Jim. “I'll put someone's pipe out|put your pipe out in that quarter, my friend. Here, rout out your traps as quick as look at it, and take your vermin along with you. I'll have a captain in, this very night, that's a sailor, and some sailors to work for him.”
*1808–10, (w), ''Memoirs of a Georgian Rake'', Folio Society 1995, p. 80:
- I was one morning walking the deck, when Rogers, whose watch it was, sitting upon the quarter, called to me in his usual style, ‘Come here, Bill.’
(quote-book)|title=(w)|url=http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3067/3067-h/3067-h.htm|passage=“My men, the schooner coming up on our weather quarter is a Portuguese pirate.”
(quote-book)|title=(w)|chapter=23|url=http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Black_Beauty/23|passage=(..) at last she kicked right over the carriage pole and fell down, after giving me a severe blow on my near quarter.
A section (of a population), especially one having a particular set of values or interests.
''opposition to the policy came from an unexpected quarter, as well as from certain quarters which had historically opposed it''
''all quarters of the socialist movement''; ''praise from Conservative quarters''
1897, ''National and English Review'', page 499:
- It is something to have that sacerdotal position so frankly recognized; but, I repeat, the ground of objection is an extraordinary one, coming as it does from a Liberal quarter in politics.
2003, ''The Advocate'', page 44:
- V. Gene Robinson&39;s installation as an Episcopal bishop was greeted largely by silence from gay quarters.
2016, Michael Eric Dyson, ''The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America'', Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ((ISBN))
- (..) and principled criticism of Obama from black quarters.
Relations between people. (defdate)
(RQ:Bacon Of Cunnin)
- I knew two that were competitors for the secretary's place, (..) and yet kept good quarter between themselves.
A quarterback. (defdate)
(quote-book)|title=No More Parades|publisher=Penguin|year_published=2012|chapter=Parade's End|page=360|passage=Tietjens said: ‘Send the Canadian sergeant-major to me at the double….’ to the quarter.
A quarterfinal. (defdate)
Pertaining to an aspect of a quarter.
Consisting of a fourth part, a quarter ((frac), 25%).
Related to a three-month term, a quarter of a year.
To provide housing for military personnel or other equipment.
To lodge; to have a temporary residence.
To drive a carriage so as to prevent the wheels from going into the ruts, or so that a rut shall be between the wheels.
(RQ:De Quincey Confessions of an English Opium-Eater)
A (l) (gloss):
A (l) of a whole chicken.
One of the four divisions of the earth or sky.
A unit of capacity (gloss).
A unit of weight (gloss).
A unit of length (gloss).
(l) (one fourth)