Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Spanish measure of capacity, especially for liquids: not to be confounded with the cuartillo.
  • noun A Spanish dry measure, one fourth of a fanega, equal in Castile to 13.7 liters, or Winchester pecks.
  • noun A South American measure of land equal to 25,000 square varas.

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  • noun historical A quarter of a Mexican real

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Examples

  • España, la una de que en su antiguedad tenian caracteres y letras, con que escribian sus historias y las ceremonias y orden de los sacrificios de sus idolos y su calendario, en libros hechos de corteza de cierto arbol, los cuales eran unas tiras muy largas de quarta ó tercia en ancho, que se doblaban y recogian, y venia á queder á manera de un libro encuardenada en cuartilla, poco mas, ó menos.

    The Maya Chronicles Brinton's Library Of Aboriginal American Literature, Number 1

  • I haven't a _cuartilla_ -- nay, not so much as a _claco_. "

    The Free Lances A Romance of the Mexican Valley

  • You have behaved well, _yegua -- yeguita_! "she adds, patting the mare upon the neck;" you shall have the promised pinons -- a whole _cuartilla_ of them. "

    The Lone Ranche

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