A yard (abbreviation: yd) is a unit of length in several different systems including United States customary units, Imperial units and the former English units. It is equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. Under an agreement in 1959 between Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States, the yard (known as the "international yard" in the United States) was legally defined to be exactly 0.9144 metres. Prior to that date, the legal definition of the yard when expressed in terms of metric units varied slightly from country to country.
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Famous quotes containing the word yard:
“He slipped his hand and ran away!
He hadnt gone a yard whenBang!
With open jaws, a lion sprang,
And hungrily began to eat
The boy: beginning at his feet.”
—Hilaire Belloc (18701953)
“I do not believe in erecting statues to those who still live in our hearts, whose bones have not yet crumbled in the earth around us, but I would rather see the statue of Captain Brown in the Massachusetts State-House yard than that of any other man whom I know. I rejoice that I live in this age, that I am his contemporary.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Look, were all the same; a man is a fourteen-room housein the bedroom hes asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room hes rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library hes paying his taxes, in the yard hes raising tomatoes, and in the cellar hes making a bomb to blow it all up.”
—Arthur Miller (b. 1915)