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floor area ratio

The ratio of floor space in a building to lot size; used in zoning regulations to restrict the size of buildings.
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I climbed the grass-clad mountain, And my gaze swept far and wide For the rosy lights of a little room, Where I thought my mother sighed: My boy has gone for a soldier, He sleeps not day and night; But my boy is wise, and may yet return, Though the dead lie far from sight.
One day, when a fearful storm raged far and wide, and the Spirits saw great billows rolling like heavy clouds above their heads, and heard the wild winds sounding far away, down through the foaming waves a little child came floating to their home; its eyes were closed as if in sleep, the long hair fell like sea-weed round its pale, cold face, and the little hands still clasped the shells they had been gathering on the beach, when the great waves swept it into the troubled sea.
And I will not come to your bed, but will consort with the blessed gods far off from you.'
Not so very far to the left of her she could discern a dark patch in the scenery, which inquiry confirmed her in supposing to be trees marking the environs of Kingsbere--in the church of which parish the bones of her ancestors--her useless ancestors--lay entombed.
He will not give you the child, you call your niece; and therein I acknowledge that I am far from certain he has the same justice on his side.
It is indeed a remarkable fact to see so many of the same plants living on the snowy regions of the Alps or Pyrenees, and in the extreme northern parts of Europe; but it is far more remarkable, that the plants on the White Mountains, in the United States of America, are all the same with those of Labrador, and nearly all the same, as we hear from Asa Gray, with those on the loftiest mountains of Europe.
As I raised my eyes toward its roof to note the height I saw far above me a faint glow of light.
Several moons passed by ere the blacks ventured far into the territory surrounding their new village.
"They tell us that we are upon the right trail and not wandering far in the wrong direction.
They had got just so far, and the conversation began to crystallise, as it could but do with the scanty stream which the commonplace world supplied.
So he clambered to the branch where the noose was caught and after removing it carried the rope far aloft and out upon a long and powerful branch.
Especially do I remember the hunger we endured on the mountains between Long Lake and Far Lake, and the calf we caught sleeping in the thicket.