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  Welcome To The Yard
The Yard is your low cost resource for new and used air tools, aircraft sheetmetal tools and aviation tool needs.
Whether you are looking for a rivet gun, right angle drill, pistol grip drill, pneumatic rivet shaver, cleco, microstop, holefinder, reamer, drill bit, scale, rivet set, or any other tool related to aircraft or airplane maintenance and repair we are your supplier.
For a FREE hard copy of The Yard's most recent CATALOG by U.S. mail contact (please include your name and address in the email): catalog@yardstore.com
www.yardstore.com   (351 words)

  Yard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The yard derives its name from the word for a straight branch or rod, although the precise origin of the measure is not definitely known.
One postulate was that the yard was derived from the girth of a person's waist, while another claim held that the measure was invented by Henry I of England as being the distance between the tip of his nose and the end of his thumb.
In 1926 a yard or a century was slang for $100, then by 1932 it had progressed to be slang for $1,000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yard   (295 words)

 yard on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since 1893 the yard has been defined in terms of the meter, the basic unit of length in the metric system.
For a long time the yard was held to equal 3600/3937 of a meter; it has since been recalculated so that 1 yd equals 0.9144 m.
In the United States results of geodetic surveys are still expressed in feet based on the former definition of the yard; this is known as the U.S. Survey Foot, defined as 1200/3937 of a meter.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/y1/yard.asp   (828 words)

 YARD - Definition
A yard is usually hung by the center to the mast.
{Liberty of the yard}, a liberty, granted to persons imprisoned for debt, of walking in the yard, or within any other limits prescribed by law, on their giving bond not to go beyond those limits.
To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/yard   (459 words)

 Scotland Yard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New Scotland Yard, often referred to simply as Scotland Yard or The Yard, is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for policing Greater London (although not the City of London itself).
The exact origins of this name are unknown, though a popular explanation is that it was the former site of the residence of the Scottish kings (when staying in England) or their ambassadors, prior to the union of England and Scotland.
In 1967, New Scotland Yard moved to the present building at 10 Broadway, which was an existing office block acquired under a long-term lease.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scotland_Yard   (646 words)

 Harvard Yard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harvard Yard is a grassy area of about 25 acres (10 hectares), adjacent to Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which constitutes the oldest part and the center of the campus of Harvard University.
The center of Harvard Yard is a wide grassy area known as Tercentenary Theater, framed by the monumental Widener Library and Memorial Church.
The freshman dormitories of Harvard Yard include the upper levels of Massachuetts Hall, and Wigglesworth Hall, Weld Hall, Grays Hall, Matthews Hall, Straus Hall, Mower Hall, Hollis Hall, Stoughton Hall, Lionel Hall, Holworthy Hall, Canaday Hall, and Thayer Hall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harvard_Yard   (391 words)

 Municipal Solid Waste - Commodities: Yard Trimmings/Food Scraps   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 2000, nearly 57 percent of yard trimmings was recycled, a dramatic increase from the 12-percent recovery rate in 1990.
In large part, disposal of yard materials—such as grass clippings and trimmings from bushes, trees, and other yard vegetation—in landfills is generally not necessary, since backyard composting and yard trimmings collection and recovery programs have become quite popular.
Yard trimmings collection programs usually run on a seasonal basis, depending on the region and the time of year that vegetative growth is at its peak.
www.epa.gov /epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/yard.htm   (1544 words)

 Oregon Yard Debris Composting Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yard debris is vegetative and woody material generated from residential property or from commercial landscaping activities.
Of all the yard debris generated, 63.5% is collected and recycled and the remaining 36.5% goes to disposal.
Yard debris is either delivered directly to the composting facility by the generator or is collected on-route by a solid waste collection service.
www.deq.state.or.us /wmc/solwaste/yarddebris.html   (902 words)

 Units: Y
According to tradition, King Henry I decreed that the yard should be the distance from the tip of his nose to the tip of his outstretched finger, thus defining the yard as exactly 1/2 fathom.
Today one yard is officially equal to exactly 91.44 centimeters or 0.9144 meter; this definition was adopted in the U.S. in 1959 and in Britain by the Weights and Measures Act of 1963.
A yard of ale is roughly 2.5 pints (1.4 liters) served in a slender, yard-tall glass.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictY.html   (1055 words)

 Historic Washington Navy Yard   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Washington Navy Yard, authorized by the first Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, in 1799, is the U.S. Navy's oldest shore establishment.
The Yard boasted one of the earliest steam engines in the United States which was used to manufacture anchors, chains, and steam engines for vessels of war.
Dahlgren's long attachment to the Yard and his role in its development were recognized in 1863 by the naming of the new foundry in his honor and the burial in its wall of the leg lost by his son, Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, following the Battle of Gettysburg.
www.ndw.navy.mil /NavyYard/History.html   (1073 words)

 Scotland Yard - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
New Scotland Yard is located at Broadway in Westminster, about 200 yards away from the Houses of Parliament.
The original Scotland Yard was taken over by the British Army and became an Army recruiting office and Royal Military Police headquarters.
The first New Scotland Yard is now called the Norman Shaw Building and part of it is still used as a police station (Cannon Row) for the Westminster area.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /scotland_yard.htm   (377 words)

 Washington Navy Yard History
The yard is home to the Chief of Naval Operations and is headquarters for the Naval Historical Center, the Marine Corps Historical Center, and numerous naval commands.
The Washington Navy Yard was established on 2 October 1799, the date the property was transferred to the Navy.
The yard was built under the direction of Benjamin Stoddert, the first Secretary of the Navy, under the supervision of the yard's first commandant, Commodore Thomas Tingey, who would serve in that capacity for 29 years.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq52-1.htm   (1119 words)

 Viewpoint -- Yard Constitution Contains Much Needed Structural Reform
Third, the Yard will unite all students and each of their most loved corners of the campus, to improve student life, not just for ourselves but for Hoyas still in their cradles.
The Yard incorporates every aspect of student life, not just through mere presentation by the artless counting of heads but by representing individuated persons in each distinct way that reflects and colors his or her life here and now.
The Yard clearly favors the promotion of campus culture and places coordination at a higher premium over representation alone, even though all students are better represented under the Yard.
www.thehoya.com /viewpoint/120401/view4.cfm   (950 words)

 Recycle Where You Live: Yard Trimmings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Set out yard trimmings in front of your residence no later than 6 AM on your collection day, and no earlier than the day before.
Some neighborhoods are not able to have yard trimmings collected in the street due to high-density housing, red curbs or other obstructions.
Yard trimmings are collected by Norcal and Green Waste Recovery to be recycled into high-quality soil amendments, compost, mulch, or wood chips.
www.recycleplus.org /yard_trim.htm   (387 words)

 Navy Yard   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From its inception the yard was in the forefront of shipyard technology, from building the Navy's only ropewalk to making itself a center of missile and electronics conversions.
The National Park Service now maintains an important part of the ship yard, and as part of the Park Service's interpretive program, USS Constitution, in connection with the United States Navy, and USS Cassin Young are preserved as representatives of the kinds of vessels built in this yard.
The ranger-guided walking tour explores the yard's 174 years of history by taking visitors past such sites as the Chain Forge, where die-lock anchor chain was first manufactured; the Ropewalk, a quarter-mile long building designed by famed architect Alexander Parris; and Dry Dock 1, one of the first two dry docks constructed in the nation.
www.nps.gov /bost/Navy_Yard.htm   (481 words)

 Boston Navy Yard / Charlestown Navy Yard
In 1960 the yard included a marine railway, four graving docks, two shipways, 161 buildings, and 21 miles of railroad track leading to 24 piers.
In 1950, the yard began converting destroyers and destroyer escorts for radar picket duty.
The yard's role in repairing and supplying vessels of the Navy continued to expand during the Spanish-American War and World War I. The large number of convoy escorts required by the allies to protect merchant shipping from German submarines and Boston's strategic location gave the yard an important repair responsibility.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/charlestown.htm   (1042 words)

 The Front Yard
The side yards are hardly enough to walk in and the backyards are ity-bity.
This connected to the front yard with tall gates and then the front yard was fenced with a short, painted chain-link fence.
Another home that we lived in had a front yard that was mostly unfenced, but did have a fenced in courtyard.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/home_and_yard_repair/74284   (523 words)

 YARD Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yard is a suite of Perl scripts for creating rescue disks (also called bootdisks) for Linux.
Yard is distributed under the Gnu Public License or the Perl Artistic License, whichever you prefer.
If you want to be informed of new Yard versions when they are released, there are several ways.
www.linuxlots.com /~fawcett/yard   (488 words)

 The MSDS HyperGlossary: Distance Unit Conversions
There are 12 inches in a foot and 36 inches in a yard.
There are 12 inches in a foot and 3 feet in a yard.
A yard is roughly equivalent to a meter: one yard = 0.9144 meters.
www.ilpi.com /msds/ref/distanceunits.html   (805 words)

 RF & P Yard
Power for the Blue Line is routed via a separate power pack for the yard and is isolated at the front rail yard with a set of plastic joiners, a power- routed switch, and then the South Alexandria power pack.
On the other half of the rear of the module pair is a concrete plant and coal Loading dock for Steamers, a gas bottle company is opposite that, and a neat looking picnic area is on the knoll of the yard facing the highway.
In earlier years the pair had corner modules at either end, a front Red Line staging yard, and a 12' x 8' Staging yard on the modules' back side that accessed the fronts of the modules through the two corner modules.
www.nvntrak.org /modules/south_alex.php   (501 words)

 Environmental Health   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yard Waste Sites will ONLY accept leaves, grass clippings and other soft-bodied plant materials.
All users of Ramsey County Yard Waste and Brush Sites will be asked for identification.
Identification such as a driver's license, a utility bill with a Ramsey County address or a State-issued identification card verifying Ramsey County residency will be required prior to use of the Ramsey County sites.
www.co.ramsey.mn.us /PH/eh/home_yrd_wste_sites.asp   (261 words)

 Dog Owner's Guide: Fences
I cannot train my dog in my own front yard without this dog harassing me, and he constantly teases my dogs in their fenced yard.
Owners *run the risk of a citation if the dog warden arrests their dog, and they are liable for any damage the dog may cause on his excursions.
I can't believe the number of people who think a fence is ugly and that it will ruin their yard and landscape.
www.canismajor.com /dog/fences.html   (2216 words)

 definition of strike
To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march.
To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.
To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.
www.brainydictionary.com /words/st/strike224795.html   (724 words)

 eNature: Articles: Detail
Probably the most important element for making your yard attractive to birds is its physical makeup.
Exotics have their place, but there are more than enough handsome and useful native plants to make a yard in any corner of the continent a birder's paradise.
If possible, design your yard with larger trees at the rear and sides of the property.
www.enature.com /feature/feature_news.asp?storyID=52   (358 words)

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