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Square

A unit of area equivalent to 100 square feet. It has historically been used to measure real estate in Australia.
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They regularly square off in bloody fights over access to food and females, whom they will also attack.
Much of the allure of these drawings stems from the pursedlipped schoolboy earnestness with which they seem to have been executed, while the complexity of each work--the minute formations preparing to square off in Boys' Art #24: Siege of Antibes, 1592, 2003, for example, or the battalions of horses and elephants charging into chaos in Boys' Art #8: Battle of Panipat, 1739, 2003--suggests an aesthetic meditation parallel in its intensity to the sense of portent that must have underscored the battles themselves.
DEMOCRACY USED TO MEAN TWO CASH-LADEN OPPONENTS WOULD SQUARE OFF IN AN ELECTORAL CONTEST.
They square off in a sweltering county courthouse, Brady defending "the living truth of the Scriptures," Drummond supporting "the right to think." This production, directed by Stratford artistic director Richard Monette, leans a little heavily on the image of Christian fundamentalists as narrow-minded bumpkins, having groups of Brady's church-going followers burst into hymns at nearly every scene change.
ARLINGTON, Va.-Alan Keyes, a 2000 Republican presidential candidate, and former Green Party presidential nominee Ralph Nader will square off on the issues affecting both sides of the political aisle at the Business and Government Debate during IMRA 2001, the International Mass Retail Association's Annual Convention and Business Development Forum, to be held from May 19 to 22 in Dallas.
Much hilarity ensues as Marijo and Hubby square off for Loli's attention, but the scenario is treated with a light touch in such a frank and easy manner that it doesn't come off as stereotypical as it sounds.
ED SHIFFER (Pro Football Weekly), on the proposed Pro Athletic Golf League: "What a thrill it would be to spend an afternoon watching Marino and Elway square off on the 18th tee, locked atop the leader board at 16 over."
Out songsmith Desmond Child could score with his Ricky Martin megahit "Livin' La Vida Loca" and the album Ricky Martin, which square off with mom-of-a-lesbian Cher's single "Believe' and album of the same name for Record of the Year and Best Pop Album, respectively.
Ramps replaced the original pavements on all four sides -- cutting Pershing Square off from its surroundings.
Driven to do better and make up for a disastrous stint the last time out, Phoenix Pulse shoots for a third straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup to reclaim the early elimination round lead when the Fuel Masters square off with undermanned Columbian on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Bolts (4-2) and the Fuel Masters (3-3) square off at 7 p.m.
Summary: Kolkata [India], May 25 (ANI): Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will bank on their home advantage when they square off with struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second Qualifier of the ongoing 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at the Eden Gardens on Friday.