The solid had wrested from the liquid thirty-seven million six hundred and fifty-seven square miles, equal to twelve billions nine hundred and sixty millions of acres
Suppose the government sells you Pari-Sulay at a pound an acre
; clearing will cost you at least four pounds more; that is, five pounds for four hundred acres
, or, say, ten thousand dollars.
The old wood-road led him to a clearing, where a dozen acres of grapes grew on wine-red soil.
A matter of one hundred and eighty acres, though it seemed much larger.
Beyond this road lay a close-cropped pasture of some ten acres
, level and without a tree, rock, or any natural or artificial object on its surface.
Also, Gooper and Greenlaw in their time cleared the virgin forest from three fields of forty acres.
Haska--a dim legendary figure of a generation ago, who went back up the mountain and cleared six acres of brush in the tiny valley that took his name.
When all else had failed to shake his resolution, they had applied lawyers to him, with the threat of getting out guardianship papers and of confining him in the state asylum for the insane--which was reasonable for a man who had, a quarter of a century before, speculated away all but ten meagre acres of a California principality, and who had displayed no better business acumen ever since.
For, in his judgment, they were the gentry, more than any other, who had skinned him out of the broad Tarwater acres.
Before I finished my house, wishing to earn ten or twelve dollars by some honest and agreeable method, in order to meet my unusual expenses, I planted about two acres
and a half of light and sandy soil near it chiefly with beans, but also a small part with potatoes, corn, peas, and turnips.
That they were only sowing the clover on fifteen acres
, not on all the forty-five, was still more annoying to him.
In the early days in Oregon they talked six hundred an' forty acres
Within those high walls, so forbidding in aspect, there lay charming gardens, gay with parterres of flowers, and shaded by noble trees, not only those belonging to the house itself, but those of other adjoining dwellings of the same character--one looked over park-like grounds covering some acres
ROAMING BY the mountainside at sundown, a Wolf saw his own shadow become greatly extended and magnified, and he said to himself, "Why should I, being of such an immense size and extending nearly an acre
in length, be afraid of the Lion?
He added wing after wing to his beautiful house, and acre
to his land, and rejoiced in being laird of Abbotsford.