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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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U-Dor moved his Princess' Odwar three squares diagonally to the right, which placed the piece upon the Black Chief's Odwar's seventh.
In the three squares allowed him he could not place himself squarely upon the square occupied by the Odwar of U-Dor's Princess.
"Why did they shut you up here?" asked Scraps, who was regarding the queer, square creature with much curiosity.
"I always keep my word, for I pride myself on being square. So you may have the three hairs, and welcome.
You can be the White Queen's Pawn, if you like, as Lily's too young to play; and you're in the Second Square to began with: when you get to the Eighth Square you'll be a Queen --' Just at this moment, somehow or other, they began to run.
'You SHOULD have said,' '"It's extremely kind of you to tell me all this"--however, we'll suppose it said--the Seventh Square is all forest--however, one of the Knights will show you the way--and in the Eighth Square we shall be Queens together, and it's all feasting and fun!' Alice got up and curtseyed, and sat down again.
The young couple had a house near Berkeley Square and a small villa at Roehampton, among the banking colony there.
But she was still young and incapable of hiding her feelings; and by inviting her papa and sister to her third-rate parties, and behaving very coldly to them when they came, and by avoiding Russell Square, and indiscreetly begging her father to quit that odious vulgar place, she did more harm than all Frederick's diplomacy could repair, and perilled her chance of her inheritance like a giddy heedless creature as she was.
Square held human nature to be the perfection of all virtue, and that vice was a deviation from our nature, in the same manner as deformity of body is.
"Because, as I have already told you, I have hired all the houses looking on the square."
But, not to detract from a nation, to which, during my life, I shall acknowledge myself extremely obliged, it must be allowed, that whatever this famous tower wants in height, is amply made up in beauty and strength: for the walls are near a hundred feet thick, built of hewn stone, whereof each is about forty feet square, and adorned on all sides with statues of gods and emperors, cut in marble, larger than the life, placed in their several niches.
The shot rattled against the stone of the gate and upon the wooden beams and screens, and two wavering clouds of smoke rose over the Square.