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Synonyms for yard

workshop

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Synonyms for yard

an area partially or entirely enclosed by walls or buildings

Synonyms for yard

a unit of length equal to 3 feet

the enclosed land around a house or other building

a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings)

the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

a tract of land where logs are accumulated

an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines

a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen

an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)

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Black Hawk, the new world in which we had come to live, was a clean, well-planted little prairie town, with white fences and good green yards about the dwellings, wide, dusty streets, and shapely little trees growing along the wooden sidewalks.
Eh, my child, he won't know anything about it," said Silas; "gentlefolks didn't ever go up the Yard.
Scared and confounded as I was, I could not forbear going on with these reflections, when one of the reapers, approaching within ten yards of the ridge where I lay, made me apprehend that with the next step I should be squashed to death under his foot, or cut in two with his reaping-hook.
Then to the yard with the whole of them," said the curate; "for to have the burning of Queen Pintiquiniestra, and the shepherd Darinel and his eclogues, and the bedevilled and involved discourses of his author, I would burn with them the father who begot me if he were going about in the guise of a knight-errant.
Leave the questioning to me: it really will be a chance of finding out whether they've any suspicion of one's resurrection at Scotland Yard.
The news of the reward came to us at Scotland Yard this morning.
Here and there, an odd taxicab which had escaped the police orders came along with one lamp lit, only to be stopped in a few yards and escorted to the edge of the pavement.
There was no one else in the yard except a stranger, the cook's husband, who had come for the holiday.
At the end of the yard a dark mass, tinted with a dingy blue by the morning dawn, rose before him, its dark outlines standing out in contrast to the houses already illuminated by the pale light of early morning.
You have planned it all very neatly, whether they are the right men or not," said Jones; "but if the affair were in my hands I should have had a body of police in Jacobson's Yard, and arrested them when they came down.
Passing down the back garden of the house, and crossing a narrow lane at the bottom of it, he opened a gate in a low stone wall beyond, and entered the church- yard.
I have come over here in accordance with instructions received from headquarters - in fact from Scotland Yard.
Directing the coachman to a place under the shed in the big, clean, tidy yard, with charred, old-fashioned ploughs in it, the old man asked Levin to come into the parlor.
By and bye, he saw, as he looked from his grated window, a strange glimmering on the stone walls and pavement of the yard.
In London itself, though in the old rustic road towards a suburb of note where in the days of William Shakespeare, author and stage- player, there were Royal hunting-seats--howbeit no sport is left there now but for hunters of men--Bleeding Heart Yard was to be found; a place much changed in feature and in fortune, yet with some relish of ancient greatness about it.