Broad acres
Acre A"cre, n. [OE. aker, AS. [ae]cer; akin to OS. accar, OHG. achar, Ger. acker, Icel. akr, Sw. [*a]ker, Dan. ager, Goth. akrs, L. ager, Gr. ?, Skr. ajra. [root]2, 206.] 1. Any field of arable or pasture land. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish 1.62 of the English. [1913 Webster]

Note: The acre was limited to its present definite quantity by statutes of Edward I., Edward III., and Henry VIII. [1913 Webster]

{Broad acres}, many acres, much landed estate. [Rhetorical]

{God's acre}, God's field; the churchyard. [1913 Webster]

I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls The burial ground, God's acre. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]


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