quartern

NOUN
  1. one of four equal parts
    a quarter of a pound
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How To Use quartern In A Sentence

  • They seat themselves at their tables, calling, some for pots of beer, some for quarterns of gin
  • I don't know much about alkaline copper quarternary amine and copper azole yet. Build An A-Frame Vegetable Trellis For Small Footprint Gardening | Lifehacker Australia
  • In half a minute Mrs. Cratchit entered--flushed, but smiling proudly--with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top. Archive 2006-12-01
  • The next day, (the family having been meanwhile relieved with a half – quartern loaf and a piece of cheese, left with them by Mr. Bumble himself,) Oliver and his master returned to the miserable abode; where Mr. Bumble had already arrived, accompanied by four men from the workhouse, who were to act as bearers. Oliver Twist
  • With “one lapis lazuli against quartern fever, one small jasper to help you find water, one small topaz to soothe your eyes…” the King seems prepared for every eventuality, likely or not. Column: The Gift of Myrrh
  • In half a minute Mrs Cratchit entered, flushed, but smiling proudly; with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.
  • Those two old men who came in ‘just to have a drain,’ finished their third quartern a few seconds ago; they have made themselves crying drunk; and the fat comfortable – looking elderly women, who had Sketches by Boz
  • Up four flight of stairs we fly -- for the bath is in the double-sunk story -- ten steps at a bound -- and in five minutes have devoured one quartern loaf, six eggs, and a rizzar, washing all over with a punch-bowl of congou and a tea-bowl of coffee. Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2
  • The reporters, of course, expected a sensation; but, on the contrary, our evidence went to show that, as the poisonous substance was found in the "quartern" bottle on deceased's table, death was in all probability due to suicide. The Seven Secrets
  • HD - 103 aloe genuine pearl plasm is quarternary ammonium compound formed from natural alkyl fatty acid.
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