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n.
Butane, each molecule of which has four carbon atoms.
n.
The act, process, or result (in the process of parting) of alloying a button of nearly pure gold with enough silver to reduce the fineness so as to allow acids to attack and remove all metals except the gold; -- called also inquartation. Compare Parting.
n.
Same as 2d Carte.
n.
Same as Butylene.
a.
Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the acrylic acid series, metameric with crotonic acid, and obtained as a colorless liquid; -- so called from having four carbon atoms in the molecule. Called also isocrotonic acid.
n.
One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc.
n.
The fourth of a hundred-weight, being 25 or 28 pounds, according as the hundredweight is reckoned at 100 or 112 pounds.
n.
The fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part of a chaldron of coal.
n.
The fourth part of the moon's period, or monthly revolution; as, the first quarter after the change or full.
n.
One limb of a quadruped with the adjacent parts; one fourth part of the carcass of a slaughtered animal, including a leg; as, the fore quarters; the hind quarters.
n.
That part of a boot or shoe which forms the side, from the heel to the vamp.
n.
That part on either side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel, being the side of the coffin.
n.
A term of study in a seminary, college, etc, etc.; properly, a fourth part of the year, but often longer or shorter.
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The encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys.
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The after-part of a vessel's side, generally corresponding in extent with the quarter-deck; also, the part of the yardarm outside of the slings.
n.
One of the divisions of an escutcheon when it is divided into four portions by a horizontal and a perpendicular line meeting in the fess point.
v. t.
A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.
v. t.
A small upright timber post, used in partitions; -- in the United States more commonly called stud.
v. t.
The fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11¡ 15', that is, about 2¡ 49'; -- called also quarter point.
v. t.
Proper station; specific place; assigned position; special location.

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