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  • noun Plural form of arpen.

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Examples

  • “The Indian Sea breedeth the most and the biggest fishes that are: among which the Whales and Whirlpooles called Balaene, take up as much in length as four acres or arpens of land.” —

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • [302: 1] At Stonehouse "there are two arpens of Vineyard."

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • "The Indian Sea breedeth the most and the biggest fishes that are: among which the Whales and Whirlpooles called Balaene, take up as much in length as four acres or arpens of land."

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • "The Indian Sea breedeth the most and the biggest fishes that are: among which the Whales and Whirlpooles called Balaene, take up as much in length as four acres or arpens of land."

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • "The Indian Sea breedeth the most and the biggest fishes that are: among which the Whales and Whirlpooles called Baæne, take up as much in length as four acres or arpens of land."

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • The other objects most worthy of notice in this spacious, building, which, together with its precincts, occupies seventeen _arpens_, are the refectories and kitchens, which are very extensive.

    Paris as It Was and as It Is

  • It contains twenty arpens or jourries, and its culture costs about four or five hundred francs a year; it sometimes employs forty or fifty laborers at a time.

    Miscellany

  • "vivacités," entering in a private book such items as "Fifteen napoleons to Menneval for a box on the ear, a war-horse to my aide-de-camp Mouton for a kick, fifteen hundred _arpens_ in the imperial forests to Bassano for having dragged him round my room by the hair."

    Heroes of Modern Europe

  • Holland’s Plinie on the Whales and Whirlepooles called Balænæ, which take up in length as much as foure acres or arpens of land, v.  1, p.  235, &c. Thornback, _Raja_.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Balæne, take up as much in length as four acres or arpens of land.”

    Moby-Dick, or, The whale

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