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  • Jack's goal was to now buy these twelve acres and the five hundred-acre Freund Ranch above his property, which was vital to his water needs.

    Jack London Ranch Cottage

  • Next to it was the outdoor impact sled, wet and dry skid pads, and a hundred-acre dirt track and obstacle course for off-road testing.

    The Ark

  • His charming daughter Vronique had studied enology in France but was drawn to Oregon and, in 1987, her father bought a hundred-acre property next to Eyrie and she was put in charge.

    A Year of Wine

  • Granted, I had intended, when I departed the driveway, to also check on our old hundred-acre farm out on the ridge, which also resides in that general direction.

    Wastrel

  • This also applies to our "hundred-acre wood", the abandoned ridge farm we own.

    Narrow window of opportunity

  • Its hundred-acre plat had been a “farm” in name only for decades, as sycamores and sugar maples and chestnut trees reclaimed its hillsides and valleys.

    Mark Twain

  • To the extent possible, he wanted privacy in his hundred-acre share of the landscape before him.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • ‘Yes; and the next thing we knew was that there was a crop of wheat on that horse’s back as big as anything you ever saw in a hundred-acre field, and we had to hire twenty men to help reap it!

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • It was just a big messy hundred-acre area full of random buildings and puddles and dark corners.

    Persuader

  • She passed the university grounds every day, and was familiar with the cluster of white, sun-shaded buildings that sprawled across the several hundred-acre site near the old airfield.

    Tears Of The Giraffe

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