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Synonyms for acre

usually extensive real estate

Words related to acre

a unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries

a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru

a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean

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A man's health requires as many acres of meadow to his prospect as his farm does loads of muck.
You must know, then, that the above-named gentleman whenever he was at leisure (which was mostly all the year round) gave himself up to reading books of chivalry with such ardour and avidity that he almost entirely neglected the pursuit of his field-sports, and even the management of his property; and to such a pitch did his eagerness and infatuation go that he sold many an acre of tillageland to buy books of chivalry to read, and brought home as many of them as he could get.
Howbeit you must have many a head of horned beasts, and many an acre of broad land, to spend from your purse so freely.
No tax can be laid on land which will not affect the proprietor of millions of acres as well as the proprietor of a single acre.
The garden, about half an acre in size, is margined by the Brillante, so named from the particles of mica which sparkle in its bed elsewhere than in the Val- Noble, where its shallow waters are stained by the dyehouses, and loaded with refuse from the other industries of the town.
It is very natural; this island is a mass of rocks, and does not contain an acre of land capable of cultivation.
Or if you will plough against me, let us each take a yoke of tawny oxen, well-mated and of great strength and endurance: turn me into a four acre field, and see whether you or I can drive the straighter furrow.
But this was one of those unlucky accidents for which nobody is to blame; so that the small folks never took it to heart, and only requested the Giant to be careful forever afterwards to examine the acre of ground where he intended to squat himself.
Henry Half acre was a speculator in town-lots--a profession that was, just then, in high repute in the city of New York.
But I canna think what she mun leave a good home for, to go back int' a country where the land, most on't, isna worth ten shillings an acre, rent and profits.
He was to give me ten dollar an acre for the clearin’, and one dollar an acre over the first cost on the woodland, and we agreed to leave the buildin’s to men.
It would be too ridiculous for me to attempt anything where I am now, with my little half acre.
The latter conducted himself like a past-master in the art of flattery: he admired all Monk's tactics, and the ordering of his camp, he joked very pleasantly upon the circumvallations of Lambert's camp, who had, he said, very uselessly given himself the trouble to inclose a camp for twenty thousand men, whilst an acre of ground would have been quite sufficient for the corporal and fifty guards who would perhaps remain faithful to him.
He told me land was selling at eight hundred pounds the acre, and the new golf links, whose Queen Anne pavilion we passed, had cost nearly twenty-four thousand pounds to create.
At its base was perhaps half an acre of flat land, on which stood a few soil and timber huts.