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2006 Tennessee Titans Season - Regular Season - Week 11: At Philadelphia Eagles
... In the first quarter, the Titans drew first blood as QB Vince Young completed a 14-yard TD pass to TE Ben Troupe ... In the second quarter, Akers kicked a 38-yard field goal for Philadelphia, while kicker Rob Bironas got a 36-yard field goal for Tennessee as time ran out on the half ... In the third quarter, the Titans offense went into overdrive, as RB Travis Henry ran 70-yards for a touchdown, while CB Pacman Jones returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown ...

More definitions of "quarter":

  • (noun): A district of a city having some distinguishing character.
    Example: "The Latin Quarter"
  • (noun): Piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp.
  • (verb): Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him.
    Synonyms: draw, draw and quarter
  • (noun): One of the four major division of the compass.
    Example: "The wind is coming from that quarter"
  • (noun): A United States coin worth one fourth of a dollar.
    Example: "He fed four quarters into the slot machine"
  • (noun): A fourth part of a year; three months.
    Example: "Unemployment fell during the last quarter"
  • (verb): Provide housing for (military personnel).
    Synonyms: billet, canton
  • (noun): One of four periods of play into which some games are divided.
    Example: "Both teams scored in the first quarter"
  • (noun): An unspecified person.
    Example: "He dropped a word in the right quarter"
  • (verb): Divide by four; divide into quarters.
  • (noun): One of four periods into which the school year is divided.
    Example: "The fall quarter ends at Christmas"
  • (noun): A quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds).
  • (noun): A quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds).
  • (verb): Divide into quarters.
    Example: "Quarter an apple"
  • (noun): A unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour.
    Example: "It's a quarter til 4"; "a quarter after 4 o'clock"

Famous quotes containing the word quarter:

    I have started to say
    “A quarter of a century”
    Or “thirty years back”
    About my own life.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    I also heard the whooping of the ice in the pond, my great bed-fellow in that part of Concord, as if it were restless in its bed and would fain turn over, were troubled with flatulency and bad dreams; or I was waked by the cracking of the ground by the frost, as if some one had driven a team against my door, and in the morning would find a crack in the earth a quarter of a mile long and a third of an inch wide.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Somewhere between a third and a quarter of all people living in America today were born between 1946 and 1965 and if you think you’re tired of hearing about us, you should try being one of us.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)