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1. One fourth of a mile; two furlongs.
2. Either side of a horse's hoof.
3. often Quarter A specific district or section, as of a city: the French Quarter.
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Q. What would you do if a friend showed up to your house and pulled out a quarter pound of cocaine? True story: What would you do if a friend showed up to your house and pulled out a quarter pound of cocaine, and a bunch of other narcotics all bagged up individually, and then asked if you wanted the first go at them?

A. First of all, I'd probably go ‘Hey, what do you think you are DOING with all that! And why the hell are you at my house with this load of rubbish?? But then I'd probably calm down a bit, and we'd go round to the police station, just round the corner from my place and hand it in. I have a lot more conscience now than I used to and there is no way I am going to encourage a situation like this!

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Visit Hermanus, the most famous area in the world for whale watching and see Bryde's Whales, Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, and the Southern Right Whale, at close quarters. Holidays are available throughout the year with great beaches, as well as fauna and flora viewing.
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The Perlata finish is dependent on the hand of the applicator, creating a unique and striking wall coating at close quarters, yet subtle when viewed from a distance.
Throughout Friday, at the Felindre service area, near Swansea, Vickery will be producing tempting authentic Italian antipasti for visitors to sample while they watch the Fiat team's frenetic servicing activity on its three Stilo Cup cars at close quarters.
Now that I have seen the reality at close quarters I am appalled that such a monstrosity could have been approved by city planners.
The Pembrokeshire coastline and islands are a major stronghold for the Atlantic Grey Seal and the coast path provides a vantage point to see the seals and their new pups at close quarters without disturbing them.