In 1981, the average price of farmland in Iowa was $2,147 per acre; by 1986, the average farm brought $787 an acre.
His attempt to boost farm wages, called the Agricultural Adjustment Act, supposedly "plowed under" every fourth acre.
A video shows counselors calling for violent conquering of Jaffa and acre (Akko).
Sometimes the great powers applauded; sometimes they condemned, but acre by acre, Jews seized control of their fate.
Looking for a rec center with an acre of cardio and weight machines like the ones used at the Beijing Olympics?
Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.
It was very small, containing not more than half an acre of land.
With regard to the word 'acre,' it is probably of very ancient origin.
Land on the Sea Islands is now worth $15 an acre,—$20 if it is near a road.
One acre, I giv' to de Lawd for a graveyard an' a churchhouse.
Old English æcer "tilled field, open land," from Proto-Germanic *akraz "field, pasture" (cf. Old Norse akr, Old Saxon akkar, Old Frisian ekker, Middle Dutch acker, Dutch akker, Old High German achar, German acker, Gothic akrs), from PIE *agro- "field" (cf. Latin ager "field, land," Greek agros, Sanskrit ajras "plain, open country").
Originally in English without reference to dimension; in late Old English the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in a day, afterward defined by statute as a piece 40 poles by 4, or an equivalent shape (5 Edw. I, 31 Edw. III, 24 Hen. VIII). Original sense retained in God's acre "churchyard."
is the translation of a word (tse'med), which properly means a yoke, and denotes a space of ground that may be ploughed by a yoke of oxen in a day. It is about an acre of our measure (Isa. 5:10; 1 Sam. 14:14).