from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A land unit equal to a quarter of a section and measuring 1/2 of a mile on a side.
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- n. a land unit equal to a quarter of a section (160 acres) and measuring 1/2 mile on a side
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I am Darrell Standing, born and raised on a quarter section of land in Minnesota, erstwhile professor of agronomy, a prison incorrigible in San Quentin, and at present a death-sentenced man in Folsom.