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noun as in piece of land, unit of area

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Amid the fundraising and growing the business in a pandemic, Menker was intensely involved in efforts to combat the locust swarm that has devastated hundreds of thousands of acres of crops and pasture land in Africa, including her native Ethiopia.

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Public agencies had occupied thousands of acres intended to return Native people to their ancestral lands, paying little or no compensation for decades as the sites were used for military bases, game preserves, schools and other purposes.

So they have to plant corn, beans, or hay in those acres, and the yields have to come up to the county averages.

Achieving it could significantly increase Russia’s prosperity and power in the process, through the opening of tens of millions of acres of land and a flourishing new agricultural economy.

Nuns, and the nearby fires it merged with, went on to burn over 56,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,500 structures.

“They say they treat the dogs like family,” Schill said, referring to the Green Acre website, which has been taken down.

One woman said her dog came back from Green Acre with unexplained chemical burns.

Ingram first reached out to MaLeisa and Todd Hughes, the owners of Green Acre Dog Boarders, about two months ago.

Yet, as these families would eventually discover, there were 28 dogs at Green Acre at the time of the deaths.

His attempt to boost farm wages, called the Agricultural Adjustment Act, supposedly "plowed under" every fourth acre.

During the siege of Acre he commanded the covering force, and pushed reconnaissances far and wide.

Nearly every acre I have seen is susceptible of cultivation, and of course either cultivated, built upon, or devoted to wood.

It has been shown by Chevandrier, that an acre of land under beech wood accumulates annually about 1650 lb.

Now, the column of air resting upon an acre of land contains only about 15,500 lb.

Why, child alive, I raked the hay together on three whole six-acre fields!


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to acre, such as: acreage, estate, plot, property, bit, and grounds.

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