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Quarter, vb. 1) to divide into four parts: “a thought which, --ed, hath but one part wisdom and ever three parts coward,” Hml. IV, 4, 42. == to execute by cutting or tearing into four parts: John II, 506. John II, 506
2) to divide in general: “I that with my sword --ed the world,” Ant. IV, 14, 58.
3) to cut to pieces, to slaughter: “--ing steel and climbing fire,” H6A IV, 2, 11. “make a quarry with thousands of these --ed slaves,” Cor. I, 1, 203. “their infants --ed,” Caes. III, 1, 268.
4) to place the arms of another family in the compartments of a shield: Wiv. I, 1, 24. Wiv. I, 1, 24
5) Partic. --ed == lodged, stationed: R3 V, 3, 34. H8 V, 4, 56. Caes. IV, 2, 28. “behold their --ed fires,” Cymb. IV, 4, 18 (burning in the quarters of their army).
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