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  • Charlie appeared in my office one day to announce that he had given up his flat in Kentish Town and had signed a two-year lease on a fifty-acre farm near Wales.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • We climbed a rickety fence, crossed a scrubby wood, and found ourselves in the fifty-acre hayfield that had been cut the night before.

    The Dirty Life

  • The road turned down a hill and ran along a low, frozen swamp stamped with deer tracks, and then into a fifty-acre field.

    The Dirty Life

  • A few years after we started, we hired employees, and Mark sent two of them, James and Paige, to the fifty-acre field where the beef herd had wintered, to castrate a new calf.

    The Dirty Life

  • The fifty-acre park features a ramshackle collection of “thirty-eight historically accurate exhibits” from the world of Jesus: the inn where he was born; the Sea of Galilee, where tourists can snap pictures of him walking on the water; the tomb, with its “He is not here, for He is risen” sign.

    Rapture Ready!

  • Charlemagne's royal hall, in his new capital at Aachen, was built on a fifty-acre complex of buildings, secular and religious, and was the largest stone structure north of the Alps. But it paled in comparison to the architectural majesty of Byzantium or Rome.

    How Muslims Made Europe

  • A fifty-acre strawberry farm producing high-quality berries requires an annual investment of at least $1 million.

    In the Strawberry Fields

  • The land has since been subdivided into some 670 wooded parcels, ranging from one-and-a-half-acre to fifty-acre estates, laced with thirty miles of bridal paths.

    I is for Innocent

  • A fifty-acre orchard of well-selected apple trees, near a first-class market and in intelligent hands, means a net income of $5000, taking one year with another, for thirty or forty years.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • The fifty-acre farm means a basis for a new agriculture or intensive farming, also sharp, individual responsibility of buyer, plus family life and labour and friendly co-operation of a neighbourhood.

    From Slave to College President Being the Life Story of Booker T. Washington

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