quartering

[ UK /kwˈɔːtəɹɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages
  2. dividing into four equal parts
  3. living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
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How To Use quartering In A Sentence

  • It is to be observed that _Bordures_ and _Tressures_, which are not affected by Quartering, are _dimidiated by Impalement_, -- that is, that side of both a Bordure and a Tressure which adjoins the line of The Handbook to English Heraldry
  • The frustrations of the poor provincial nobles was one factor leading to to the famous Ségur law of 1781, which required four quarterings of nobility in order to become an officer.
  • The Scottish business community is ecstatic because, after being hanged and drawn, its quartering has been postponed for a twelvemonth.
  • They were quartering the area, methodically searching the rugged terrain.
  • A common way to move a brigade support area is to send out a quartering party to establish a new operating area before moving the main body.
  • Scalia, Stevens said, concluded in his opinion that the Eighth Amendment prohibited specific kinds of punishments, including drawing and quartering and disembowelment, "but contained no requirement that the punishment fit the crime. Justice Alito Will Not Attend Obama's State Of The Union
  • Visually quartering the room, he located the tantalus, crossed to it, poured a large measure of brandy into a crystal glass. The Perfect Lover
  • The Angolan government set up quartering centres, expecting 55,000 UNITA troops to give themselves up.
  • At Fonthill the crest and the thirty-six quarterings of Beckford's full coat-of-arms were blazoned on the carpets and painted glass windows.
  • A single unpaved avenue split the town down the middle, from north to south, the river quartering it east to west.
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