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Acre, 1) a ploughed or sowed field within certain limits: “my bosky --s and my unshrubbed down,” Tp. IV, 81. “between the --s of the rye,” As V, 3, 23. “over whose --s walked those blessed feet,” H4A I, 1, 25. “searchevery a. in the high-grown field,” Lr. IV, 4, 7.
2) a certain quantity of land (160 square rods): “an a. of barren ground,” Tp. I, 1, 70. “ere with spur we heat an a.” Wint. I, 2, 96. “throw millions of --s on us,” Hml. V, 1, 304.
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 4.4
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 5.3
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 4.1
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