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Definition of "yards" []

  • Plural form of yard. (noun)
  • The totality of the sailing rig. (noun)

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Use "yards" in a sentence
  • "The view is taken from a corner of one of the ten airing yards of the prison, all of which radiate from the Governor's house in the centre, so that from the window of his room _he commands a complete view into all the yards_."
  • "Those who are acquainted with the progress of cholera in India, must be aware how a difference in the height of places, or of a few hundred yards (_indeed sometimes of a few yards_) distance, has been observed to make all the difference between great suffering and complete immunity: -- the printed and manuscript reports from India furnish a vast number of instances of this kind; and, incredible as it may appear, they furnish instances where, _notwithstanding the freest intercourse_, there has been an abrupt line of demarcation observed, beyond which the disease did not prevail."
  • "This place cannot be entered but by creeping into it, but afterwards it is fo high that a man can ftand almoft erc£t in it; it runs in a direft line 32 yards from N. to S. is in moft places 6 feet troad: the floor is fandy and tolerably level, but covered with water, Intenfely cold and ex - ceeding limpid, for the fpace of 15 yards* In the cave on the W. fide from the entrance, a chamber branches off 8 yards long and 2 broad, the workman fhip of which is more regular and better finifhed than that of the long entry."