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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SQUARE

Some declared it impossible any house in that square should hold the number invited.

How different was the sight from what she saw when she looked out in Addison square!

Mist, mist, rolling mist with a square black tower above it.

He reached out a square, competent hand, and put it over hers.

It is sawn off at the proper length, square at one end and slanting at the other.

The discharge is proportional to the square root of the pressure.

You make him believe you're on the square, an' he'll do what's right.

Chip, savage in his misery, regarded her over one square shoulder.

In other words the pressure of the wind increases with the square of the velocity.

These are 6x2 feet, and have a combined area of 24 square feet.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "tool for measuring right angles," from Old French esquire "a square, squareness," from Vulgar Latin *exquadra, from *exquadrare "to square," from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + quadrare "make square, set in order, complete" (see quadrant).

Meaning "rectangular shape or area" is recorded by late 14c.; replaced Old English feower-scyte. Sense of "open space in a town or park" is from 1680s. The mathematical sense of "a number multiplied by itself" is first recorded 1550s.

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