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yard

(yard)
A measure of 3 ft or 36 in.; equal to 0.9144 m.

yard

1. a unit of linear measure, 3 feet, or 36 inches, equivalent to 86.44 cm. See also Table 4.5.
2. a small fenced enclosure called also corral.
3. in the UK is synonymous with feedlot.
4. to enclose animals in a small enclosure.
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But neither from the brush-maker, who had come to Shoe Lane only ten years ago, when the factory was already built, nor from any other source within his reach, could Silas learn anything of the old Lantern Yard friends, or of Mr.
I went on one side about two hundred yards, and beckoning to her not to look or to follow me, I hid myself between two leaves of sorrel, and there discharged the necessities of nature.
said the curate; "then by my faith he must take up his quarters in the yard, in spite of his marvellous birth and visionary adventures, for the stiffness and dryness of his style deserve nothing else; into the yard with him and the other, mistress housekeeper.
From Scotland Yard," he answered, stretching himself before the fire in his stocking soles.
In the yard it was quiet, but in the street the wind was felt more keenly.
Here he is, and here I think he will stay until some days after your friend from Scotland Yard can get here.
They caught him up among them, handed him to the window, and those who stood upon the ladders passed him down upon the pavement of the yard.
Down in to the Yard, by way of the steps, came Daniel Doyce, Mr Meagles, and Clennam.
Having set some of the "boys" to cut off the best of the giraffe's meat, we went to work to build a "scherm" near one of the pools and about a hundred yards to its right.
The sea calmed rapidly, so that by the time the foremost canoe had come within five hundred yards of us we could see them all plainly.
The problem before us," continued the president, "is how to communicate to a projectile a velocity of 12,000 yards per second.
And the Cambridge Observatory declared that twelve thousand yards was enough at starting; and our projectile, which only started with that speed "