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  • n. a unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile


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  • With the clouds burning off in midmorning, we yo-yoed down and back up the slope, carving sweeping turns a quarter mile wide.

    127 Hours

  • By one-thirty P.M., I had reached the area where I would camp and was scanning the trees past the edge of the debris for a protected campsite when a thousand-foot-long plume of snow came cascading over the lower cliffs of the East Buttress of South Maroon Peak, less than a quarter mile in front of me.

    127 Hours

  • In flight, the sections stayed separated as opposed to the World War II–era partner maneuver “Thach Weave” by a quarter mile to a half mile.

    First Man

  • So my last view ofColumbia would be as the tourists saw her: from a quarter mile away, wrapped in her steel cocoon, hardly looking like a spaceship at all.

    Riding Rockets

  • For example, although the Diamond Lane moved people at a much faster rate, this special lane appeared, especially to motorists stalled in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the other lanes of the Santa Monica Freeway, to have a vehicle on it only every quarter mile or so this spacing was because the vehicles in the Diamond Lane moved at a much faster rate.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • He rushed to the porch to ring the big brass bell, summoning Magnus Jonsson and his wife Palina from their bungalow a quarter mile down the woodland path.

    The Lightkeeper

  • In the Pentland Firth, with a strong tide running against the wind, the strong tidal currents and heavy seas pushed battleships a quarter mile out of position.

    Castles of Steel

  • French Church Street was between William Street and Broadway, a little less than a quarter mile from Bowling Green.

    City of Glory

  • I This road, built and opened to the automobile public latter part of 1911, is now being widened to a uniform width of forty-five feet all the way up the mountain, past Grove Park Inn, which is located within a quarter mile to the entrance to this road near the foot of the mountain.

    Asheville--the Ideal Autumn and Winter Resort City

  • The two golems had crossed about a quarter mile of icy ridge before anything happened—but it happened all at once.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny


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