“The view is taken from a corner of one of the ten airing yards of the prison, all of which radiate from the Governor's house in the centre, so that from the window of his room _he commands a complete view into all the yards_.”
“Those who are acquainted with the progress of cholera in India, must be aware how a difference in the height of places, or of a few hundred yards (_indeed sometimes of a few yards_) distance, has been observed to make all the difference between great suffering and complete immunity: -- the printed and manuscript reports from India furnish a vast number of instances of this kind; and, incredible as it may appear, they furnish instances where, _notwithstanding the freest intercourse_, there has been an abrupt line of demarcation observed, beyond which the disease did not prevail.”
Letters on the Cholera Morbus. Containing ample evidence that this disease, under whatever name known, cannot be transmitted from the persons of those labouring under it to other individuals, by contact—through the medium of inanimate substances—or through the medium of the atmosphere; and that all restrictions, by cordons and quarantine regulations, are, as far as regards this disease, not merely useless, but highly injurious to the community.
“This place cannot be entered but by creeping into it, but afterwards it is fo high that a man can ftand almoft erc£t in it; it runs in a direft line 32 yards from N. to S. is in moft places 6 feet troad: the floor is fandy and tolerably level, but covered with water, Intenfely cold and ex - ceeding limpid, for the fpace of 15 yards* In the cave on the W. fide from the entrance, a chamber branches off 8 yards long and 2 broad, the workman fhip of which is more regular and better finifhed than that of the long entry.”
Internet Archive: Topographia hibernica : or The topography ofIreland, antient and modern. Giving a complete view of the civil and ecclesiastical state of that kingdom; with its antiquities, natural curiosities, trade, manufactures, extent and population
“Yet he still led the team in yards per catch and his career average of 15.1 yards is third highest in NFL history among players with at least 800 catches.”
“But real big hitters think in "yards," for figures in the billions of dollars.”
“Like those dogs in yards that bark at every noise they hear.”
“Eagles running back Brian Westbrook racked up 203 yards of total offense against the Giants, and now has 9,085 for his career, surpassing Harold Carmichael (9,042) to become the franchise leader in yards from scrimmage.”
“Johnny, its madness here, for example I used to work in a busy city centre where the police station (and therefore the cells) was only about 100 yards from the shopping centre (mall) along a pedestrian only street, with good CCTV cover.”
“Near the left-hand corner of the grove which surrounded the dingle, and about ten yards from the fire-ball, I perceived a chaise, with a postillion on the box, who was making efforts, apparently useless, to control his horses, which were kicking and plunging in the highest degree of excitement.”
“As we walked down the hill we get 10 yards from the deer it springs to its feet and runs out of sight.”
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