What are quarters?

  • (noun): Housing available for people to live in.
    Example: "He found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"
    Synonyms: living quarters

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AFL 2009 - Premiership Season - Round 10
... second time St Kilda had held its opponent goalless for two consecutive quarters this season (the other was the second and third quarters against Sydney in Round 1) ... for most disposals in a game since the quarters were shortened to 20 minutes in 1994 ...

Famous quotes containing the word quarters:

    He stood, and heard the steeple
    Sprinkle the quarters on the morning town.
    One, two, three, four, to market-place and people
    It tossed them down.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)

    Before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the north- east side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire. I thus warmed myself by the still glowing embers which the summer, like a departed hunter, had left.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The supreme, the merciless, the destroyer of opposition, the exalted King, the shepherd, the protector of the quarters of the world, the King the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced mighty and merciless Kings from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same to acknowledge one supremacy.
    Ashurnasirpal II (r. 883–59 B.C.)