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square rod

a unit of area measurement equal to a square measuring one rod on each side. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This was what one could see on every square rod of the prison.

  • There is a chaffinch for every tree, and a rook and a starling for every square rod of ground.

    Fresh Fields

    John Burroughs
  • This would require about 1,000 plants to set one square rod.

    Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
  • Turin must surely read a good deal, for it has more book-stores to the square rod than any other town I know of.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Haul ten or fifteen loads of sand upon a square rod, and plant a tree in it, and it will flourish well.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • How crowded with life every square rod of the fields and woods is, if we look closely enough!

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • Then take a square rod of iron, a foot or so longer than the spinal column, and over which each of the vertebra will fit easily.

  • We measure a farm by comparing its area with the standard unit of surface measure, the acre, square rod, or square yard.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • It is not uncommon for these accumulations to cover a square rod to the depth of two feet.

    The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • Stooping, he picked up a poker made from a square rod of heavy iron.

    Copper Coleson's Ghost Edward P. Hendrick

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