To the school the legislature of Alabama in 1824 deeded a half section of land.
The hole was perfectly round, like a half section of a grapefruit.
The result is a half section of the boat; the other symmetrical half is easily obtained.
half section showing condition of charge when boiling very gently.
His half section is all wheat land and has been brought under a high state of cultivation, large crops being annually gathered.
half section showing condition of charge when boiling violently during oreing.
That surely is more than the crops of a half section in Kansas or Illinois will sell for.'
I'd meet him crawling along the fence of his half section, wrapped up in all the rags he could lay claws on, if 'twas winter.
Fig. 106 shows a half section of a bean hole lined with stones.
It consisted of a narrow trough of metal—probably the half section of a four-inch pipe—and was some three feet in length.
late 14c., "intersection of two straight lines; division of a scale;" from Old French section or directly from Latin sectionem (nominative sectio) "a cutting, cutting off, division," noun of action from past participle stem of secare "to cut," from PIE root *sek- "to cut" (cf. Old Church Slavonic seko, sešti "to cut," se čivo "ax, hatchet;" Lithuanian isekti "to engrave, carve;" Albanian šate "mattock;" Old Saxon segasna, Old English sigðe "scythe;" Old English secg "sword," seax "knife, short sword;" Old Irish doescim "I cut;" Latin saxum "rock, stone").
From 1550s as "act of cutting or dividing." Meaning "subdivision of a written work, statute, etc." is from 1570s. Meaning "a part cut off from the rest" is from early 15c.
"divide into sections," 1819, from section (n.). Related: Sectioned; sectioning.
section sec·tion (sěk'shən)
A cut or division.
The act or process of separating or cutting, especially the surgical cutting or dividing of tissue.
A thin slice, as of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination.
To separate or divide into parts.
To cut or divide tissue surgically.