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a fourth; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth.

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  • footnotes:(1) this is the average price of butter in january 2012. data for january 2013 are not available.(2) milk average prices were recorded per quart in 1913 and per gallon in 2013; the 1913 average prices have been converted to gallon equivalents. milk was further characterized as "whole, fortified" in 2013. bls.gov

  • according to young, when you are on the diet, each day you will drink six 10-ounce glasses of water mixed with organic maple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. "there is also a one-quart salt wash, or saline wash, in the morning where you put two tablespoons of salt in a quart of water [and drink it]," she says. everydayhealth.com

  • the english units of measurement have many drawbacks: the complexity of converting from one unit to another, the differences between american and british units, the use of the same name for different units (e.g., ounce for both weight and liquid capacity, quart and pint for both liquid and dry capacity), and the existence of three different systems of weights (avoirdupois, troy, and apothecaries'). because of these disadvantages and because of the wide use of the much simpler metric system in most other parts of the world, there have been proposals to do away with the u.s. customary system and replace it with the metric system. factmonster.com

  • professor gostin is the health law and ethics editor of the journal of the american medical association (jama). he is also on the editorial board of scholarly journals, including the yale j. on regulation, milbank quart., int’l j. of bioethics, and the int’l. j. of health & human rights. formerly, professor gostin was editor-in-chief of the j. of law, medicine & ethics, executive editor of the american j. of law & med., and western european editor of the int’l. j. of law & psychiatry. hhs.gov

  • a two-quart pot. quart pots were bound with three hoops, and when three men joined in drinking each man drank his hoop. mine host of the black bear calls tressalian “a six-hooped pot of a traveller,” meaning a first-class guest, because he paid freely, and made no complaints. (kenilworth, chap. iii.) infoplease.com

  • as i do not like the liquid preparations for a barium enema, i was given an enemas series. i was given 4 enemas in all. first was a small 1/2 quart warm water enema. the second enemas was a 1 1/2 quart soapsuds enema, with very warm water. the third was a 2 1/2 quart (large volume) warm water enema to clear the soapsuds enema. the fourth was another 2 1/2 (large volume) water enema. the last enema result was completely clear water release. medicinenet.com

  • a body has between two and four million sweat glands lying deep in the skin. they are connected to the surface by coiled tubes called ducts. you perspire constantly, even without exercise. sweat is a liquid made from 99% water and 1% salt and fat. up to a quart of sweat evaporates each day. medlineplus.gov

  • when a doctor taps (percusses) the abdomen, the fluid makes a dull sound. if the person's abdomen is swollen because the intestines are distended with gas, the tapping makes a hollow sound. however, a doctor may not be able to detect ascitic fluid unless the volume is about a quart or more. merckmanuals.com