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square yard

noun
1.
a unit of area measurement equal to a square measuring one yard on each side; 0.8361 square meters. 2 , sq. yd.
Abbreviation: yd.
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  • See what the landscape would be, how much earlier spring would come to it, if every square yard of it was alike moist and fertile.

    A Year in the Fields John Burroughs
  • Of the third assigned to him, not more than a square yard remained.

    The Young Treasure Hunter Frank V. Webster
  • Added to this is the care of a bevy of little ones—more infants to the square yard than I had ever seen before.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • I've fallen over every square yard of the Malta ground, and I ought to know.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • There was not a square yard of rock or earth or tangled brush that had escaped his search for Lem.

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
  • He was searching every square yard of that acre of uneven rock.

  • It was a dull, square yard, made cold and gloomy by high walls, and seeming to chill the very sunlight.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • Some pictures are sold by the square yard, and some by the inch.

  • What a wondrous problem it is, what a play of forces, determining the kind and proportion of each plant in a square yard of turf!

  • Wherever it was possible to get, we left not a square yard unvisited.

    Christmas Tree Land Mary Louisa Molesworth

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