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Acre

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A'cre. n.s. [Æcꞃ, Sax.] A quantity of land containing in length forty perches, and four in breadth, or four thousand eight hundred and forty square yards. Dict.

Search ev'ry acre in the high-grown field,
And bring him to our eye.
Shakespeare's K. Lear.

Sources: Shakespeare's King Lear (144)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Acre." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 16, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13292.


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