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Quad

In printing, a type with no letter attached to it. The quad exists to put spaces between words.
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And so they passed on through the quadrangle and a small courtyard, upon which looked down a lot of little windows (belonging, as his guide informed him, to some of the School-house studies), into the matron's room, where East introduced Tom to that dignitary; made him give up the key of his trunk, that the matron might unpack his linen, and told the story of the hat and of his own presence of mind: upon the relation whereof the matron laughingly scolded him for the coolest new boy in the house; and East, indignant at the accusation of newness, marched Tom off into the quadrangle, and began showing him the schools, and examining him as to his literary attainments; the result of which was a prophecy that they would be in the same form, and could do their lessons together.
Tom followed his guide through the School-house hall, which opens into the quadrangle.
As soon as dinner was over, and Tom had been questioned by such of his neighbours as were curious as to his birth, parentage, education, and other like matters, East, who evidently enjoyed his new dignity of patron and mentor, proposed having a look at the close, which Tom, athirst for knowledge, gladly assented to; and they went out through the quadrangle and past the big fives court, into the great playground.
He longed to be a boy again, like those he saw sauntering through the quadrangle, so that, avoiding his mistakes, he might start fresh and make something more out of life.
Behind the most ancient part of Holborn, London, where certain gabled houses some centuries of age still stand looking on the public way, as if disconsolately looking for the Old Bourne that has long run dry, is a little nook composed of two irregular quadrangles, called Staple Inn.
When we were out in the darkness of the quadrangle, we again looked up at the windows.
The two gentlemen proceeded along the Rue de Rivoli and into the Palais Royal, where they seated themselves at one of the little tables stationed at the door of the cafe which projects into the great open quadrangle.
The church or chapel formed one side of a quadrangle, in the middle of which a large clump of bananas were growing.
But Sue Nicholson, RAC spokeswoman in Scotland, said: "Outside the quadrangle will be ordinary motorists struggling to find a space and inside will be protected spaces for those and such as those.
The specific region for this example is the east half of the Tucson 1 [degrees] x 2 [degrees] quadrangle, an area rich with porphyry copper deposits.
Quadrangle neither admitted nor denied any allegations --
The House Special Committee on North Luzon Growth Quadrangle chaired by Rep.