quartering


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a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon

living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)

dividing into four equal parts

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When he had pulled a mile above the village, he started quartering across and bent himself stoutly to his work.
Moulton, for I am one of those who believe that the folly of a monarch and the blundering of a minister in far-gone years will not prevent our children from being some day citizens of the same world-wide country under a flag which shall be a quartering of the Union Jack with the Stars and Stripes.
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
The power of his deportment was such that they really were as much overcome with thankfulness as if, instead of quartering himself upon them for the rest of his life, he were making some munificent sacrifice in their favour.
At the back end of the restaurant Tildy was refilling the mustard pots and Aileen was quartering pies.