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  Quarter day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Quarter bill (Naut.), a list specifying the different stations to be taken by the officers and crew in time of action, and the names of the men assigned to each.
Quarter block (Naut.), a block fitted under the quarters of a yard on each side of the slings, through which the clew lines and sheets are reeved.
Quarter railing, or Quarter rails (Naut.), narrow molded planks reaching from the top of the stern to the gangway, serving as a fence to the quarter-deck.
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 Quarter days -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
In (The people of Great Britain) British and (The Celtic language of Ireland) Irish tradition, the quarter days were the four dates on which servants were hired, and rents and rates were due.
The significance of quarter days is now limited, although leasehold payments and rents for business premises in England are often still due on the old English quarter days.
They are (Feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple; a quarter day in Scotland) Candlemas, May Day (May 1), (Commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England) Lammas, and (Click link for more info and facts about All Hallows) All Hallows (November 1).
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 Irish Quarter days
Quarter days in the Irish calendar were one of the four days that marked the beginning of each quarter of the year.
They were traditionally regarded as days for quarterly payment of certain debts, such as farm rents and leasehold payments.
The Irish quarter days fell on four religious festival days that are about three months apart.
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 Cross-quarter day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cross-quarter day is a day falling halfway between one of the four main solar events (two solstices and two equinoxes) and the next one.
The cross-quarter days traditionally mark the start of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, respectively, and are:
For example, the name "Halloween" is a corruption of "All Hallows Eve", the evening beginning All Hallows Day (an archaic name for All Saints' Day), November 1.
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 Quarter Days Gone: Job 24 and the Absence of God
These have been the days when accounts had to be settled, days when magistrates paid their visits to outlying parts in order to determine outstanding cases and suits.
God's failure to provide regular days for judgment has two harmful outcomes: it dismays the pious who suffer oppression, and it serves to encourage wrongdoers in their belief that they will never be called to account.
Though the poor spend their days working on the land, they have no ownership of the grain, olive oil and wine they are producing, but are starving in the midst of plenty.
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Note: When two coats of arms are united upon one escutcheon, as in case of marriage, the first and fourth quarters display one shield, the second and third the other See {Quarter}, v.
{Quarter back} (Football), the player who has position next behind center rush, and receives the ball on the snap back {Quarter badge} (Naut.), an ornament on the side of a vessel near the stern.
{Quarter turn}, {Quarter turn belt} (Mach.), an arrangement in which a belt transmits motion between two shafts which are at right angles with each other {Quarter watch} (Naut.), a subdivision of the full watch (one fourth of the crew) on a man-of- war.
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 Chapter Quarter-days in England and Ireland:- <i>to</i> Queen's Ware of Q by Brewer's Phrase & ...
Quarters Residence or place of abode; as, winter quarters, the place where an army lodges during the winter months.
Quartermaster The officer whose duty it is to attend to the quarters of the soldiers.
Quarto-Decimans, who, after the decision of the Nicene Council, maintained that Easter ought to be held on the fourteenth day of the first lunar month near the vernal equinox, whether that day fell on a Sunday or not.
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 Quarter Days   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
It was also one of the important quarter days of the year when servants were
Note servants were hired for a period of normally one-day short of the year.
The reason behind this was to avoid the servant being able to claim residence in the parish due to working continuously over a year for an employer in the parish (one of the quirks of the poors law).
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 Online Etymology Dictionary
Meaning "portion of a town" (identified by the class or race of people who live there) is first attested 1526.
The verb meaning "to cut in quarters" is recorded from c.1430.
Quarter horse, bred strong for racing on quarter-mile tracks, first recorded 1834; quarterback (n.) in U.S. football is from 1879; the verb is first attested 1945.
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 MID-ATLANTIC GEOMANCY: Orthographic Projections 2-1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Quarter Days of the year (the Solstices & Equinoxes) can be defined with extreme accuracy - to the nearest nano-second if necessary.
The Druidic Cross to the left indicates the Quarter Days with the four arms of the Cross.
The Cross-Quarter Days were symbolized by the four much smaller dots in the crotches of the Cross.
www.geomancy.org /orthographic/html/section-2/2-1.html   (110 words)

 Quarterly Financials | About Fletcher Allen | Fletcher Allen Health Care
Operating income for the third quarter was $250,000 less than budgeted and $6.3 million better than the corresponding quarter in FY 2004.
The organization's operating expenses for the quarter were $148.9 million, $7.3 million below budget, resulting in the operating income of $7.8 million and an operating margin of 5.2% for the third quarter.
At the end of the quarter, days cash on hand stood at 86.6 days using a 12-month rolling average.
www.fahc.org /AboutFAHC/Financials/quarterly_financials.html   (488 words)

 Encyclopedia: Irish Quarter days
Updated 254 days 20 hours 11 minutes ago.
The English quarter days (also observed in Wales) are:
The cross-quarter days derive from the Celtic calendar.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Irish-Quarter-days   (233 words)

 Quarter Days and Courts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The most important day of the year was Easter, which celebrated the events most centrally important to Christianity, Easter, however, was a movable feast, being set for the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox (that is, after March 21).
Often, other debts were made payable on the same days, so that a debt for buying a cow, or a bequest under a will, would be payable on such a day.
The Quarter Day called Whitsunday or Pentecost, even though close to the Church day of the same name, was always fixed at May 15.
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 Byzant Scriptorium - The Eight-Spoked Wheel of Pagan Festival Days
The solstice festivals celebrate the longest and shortest days of the year, and the equinoxes the two days when day and night are of equal length.
As pivotal points of change, these four days are the most important in the cycle of light and dark during the year, and in dividing the year into quarters, they are sometimes referred to as quarter days.
These festivals are tied to natural events, and so they do not fall on exactly the same day every year, and their solar nature means that they are considered the more masculine of the festivals.
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For the past 15 years we have been based on our farm in the Lockyer Valley and, before that, lived on one of the Owens family properties in outback Queensland (Longreach/Muttaburra area) where horses were used extensively for mustering, polocrosse and racing.
He is a purebred Quarter Horse, 16 hands and still growing, has wonderful big movement and an excellent temperament.
Days of Gold will stand at stud in 2005 for $770 natural service (plus vet and agist) or chilled for $660 plus $200 collection fee plus freight; frozen semen at $660 for four straws plus freight costs, walk ons for $660.
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 The Quarter days as Christian feasts, as observed in the Celtic Catholic Church
The Quarter days as Christian feasts, as observed in the Celtic Catholic Church
The four Quarter Days, as they are called, are not a pagan celebration in any meaningful way.
The first day (or rather the day and its eve) of each season is called by the name of the season.
www.celtic-catholic-church.org /oak_tree/quarter-days.html   (671 words)

 Girl Zone Bulletin Boards - Solstices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
These four days, called the quarter days, mark the beginnings of the four seasons.
Even though these do not fall on astronomically-defined days, they are considered more important than the quarter days, since the ancient Celts "began" their four seasons six weeks earlier than the actual beginning date(s).
On this longest day of the year, the Sun God is at the peak of his power.
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 Analog Devices: Press Releases: Analog Devices Reports Results For The First Quarter Of Fiscal Year 2003
The quarter’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) were $0.16, up from $0.06 in the same period a year ago and $0.09 in the prior quarter.
Gross margins were 54.2% of sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2003 while inventories declined $12 million sequentially and days cost in inventory declined to 125 days from 135 days last quarter.
With somewhat higher opening backlog and a seasonally stronger period in the second quarter, we are planning for revenues to grow 3-5% sequentially.
www.analog.com /en/press/0,2890,3__19154,00.html   (1006 words)

 News Release - Scientific-Atlanta Announces First Quarter Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
First quarter bookings were $397.8 million, an increase of $36.4 million, or 10 percent, from the first quarter of last year, but a decrease of $142.6 million, or 26 percent, from last quarter.
Backlog at the end of the quarter was $442.4 million, an increase of 23 percent from the first quarter of last year but a decrease of 11 percent sequentially.
Gross margin in the first quarter was 36.6 percent of sales, a decrease of 60 basis points from last year and 20 basis points from last quarter.
www.sciatl.com /newscenter/releases/04Oct21-1.htm   (1072 words)

 Realty Times: Boston Area's Acton Is A Commuters' Dream
The average selling price of these homes for this period is $488,543 vs $446,967 for the last quarter.
The average market time for these properties was 51 days vs 71 days.
Days on the market have decreased to 79 vs 133 days last quarter.
realtytimes.com /rtnews/printrtpages/20020926_boston.htm   (428 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Michael the Archangel
His feast (29 September) in the Middle Ages was celebrated as a holy day of obligation, but along with several other feasts it was gradually abolished since the eighteenth century (see FEASTS).
Michaelmas Day, in England and other countries, is one of the regular quarter-days for settling rents and accounts; but it is no longer remarkable for the hospitality with which it was formerly celebrated.
In some parishes (Isle of Skye) they had a procession on this day and baked a cake, called St. Michael's bannock.
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 MARCH - Online Information article about MARCH
Saxons called March Hlyd-monath, "loud or stormy month," or Lencten-monath, " lengthening month," in allusion to the fact that the days then rapidly become longer.
April; the last three days of March being called the " borrowing " or the " borrowed days." As See also:
Blind Days," and were deemed so unlucky that no See also:
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 Analog Devices: Press Releases: Analog Devices Reports Increased Revenue And Profits For Second Quarter Of Fiscal Year ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Revenues increased 21% from the second quarter of fiscal 2002.
The quarter’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) increased to $0.19, up from $0.04 in the same period a year ago and $0.16 in the first quarter of fiscal 2003.
In the second quarter of fiscal 2003, cash balances increased by $102 million after spending $14 million on capital equipment.
www.analog.com /en/press/0,2890,3__21342,00.html   (754 words)

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For hospitals that filed no reports for this quarter, "000000" is entered for this item.LICENSED BEDS(LIC_BEDS)Number of licensed beds (excluding beds placed in suspense and nursery bassinets) stated on the facility license as of the last day of the reporting period.
If more than one report is filed for a quarter, this line is a weighted average, based on the number of report days in each report.DISCHARGES MEDICARE (DIS_MCAR) Number of formally admitted patients discharged from the hospital during the reporting period, excluding nursery discharges and including deaths, for which Medicare was the primary payor.
This is not a mandatory reporting item, and therefore may not be reported consistently or uniformly by all hospitals from quarter to quarter.
www.usc.edu /schools/sppd/research/healthresearch/hospital_data_project/OSHPDQuarterlyDataDocumentation/OSHPDQuarterlyVariables1996May2.doc   (3325 words)

 Common Holidays in Relation to Equinoxes, Solstices & Cross-Quarter Days
However a less-used parallel system holds that June 21st is actually Midsummer's Day, which then requires the start of summer to be in early May. This date and four others like it are known as the Cross-Quarter Days, because they are evenly spaced between the fundamental Quarter Days of the Solstices and Equinoxes.
Due to the insertion of a Leap Day on February 29th every four years, the exact dates of these eight astronomical events shift back and forth, with a total range of about 54 hours.
All eight of the above-listed Days were observed as pagan holidays of one sort or another; a few, like Halloween, have survived to modern times in (somewhat) recognizable form.
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 Term and Quarter Days (Scotland) Act 1990 (c. 22)
The text of this Internet version of the Act is published by the Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament and has been prepared to reflect the text as it received Royal Assent.
A print version is also available and is published by The Stationery Office Limited as the Term and Quarter Days (Scotland) Act 1990 (c. 22), ISBN 0105422908.
(d) the quarter days shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be 28th February, 28th May, 28th August and 28th November.
www.hmso.gov.uk /acts/acts1990/Ukpga_19900022_en_1.htm   (798 words)

Elementary SEP adjusted days will be scheduled by each individual school.
Days paid by Quality Teaching - August 11 and 12, October 15, March 11 and April 21.
School must be held for a minimum of 180 days and have 990 hours of instructional time during the
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 Irish Quarter Days Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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In British and Irish tradition, the quarter days were the four dates in each year on which servants were hired, and rents and rates were due.
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 Quarter Midget Racing Mailing List Digest v2n1084
And 2 day races are a pain since you have to wander around trying to find someone to store your cars overnight.
Subject: Re: Yep those good old days From the GT American website, the fronts cost $95 and the rear is $140.
Date: Saturday, November 27, 1999 10:33 PM Subject: Re: Quarter Midget Racing Digest: V2 #1082 >At the 99 Western Grands a 7 year old Fiser bar car set fast time in Jr Honda >and in the main all the fast guys got spanked by and older car.
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