1 She straightened her tired back and, looking over the browning autumn fields, she saw next year's crop standing sturdy and green, acre upon acre.
2 "I'll tear this house down, stone by stone, and burn it and sow every acre with salt before I see either of you put foot over this threshold," she shouted.
3 Only one acre was being farmed now where once a hundred had been under the plow.
4 He asked the veterinarian about the value of different breeds of stock; he inquired of Lyman Cass whether or not Einar Gyseldson really had had a yield of forty bushels of wheat to the acre.
5 Iowa farmers were selling their land at four hundred dollars an acre and coming into Minnesota.
6 We pay only twenty dollars an acre then, and I been offered a hundred.
7 And then eight hundred acres of wheat, three hundred of potatoes, and four hundred of clover, and not one acre exhausted.
8 I was up home; an old man up there has sown wheat too, about an acre of it.
9 "Because the forest is worth at least a hundred and fifty roubles the acre," answered Levin.
10 Some had been there for centuries, never selling an acre.
11 It would be too ridiculous for me to attempt anything where I am now, with my little half acre.
12 There was only a small part of his estate that Sir Walter could dispose of; but had every acre been alienable, it would have made no difference.
13 Behind the house was a garden, a quarter of an acre in extent.
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14 This quarter of an acre, so poorly planted, so encumbered with mean buildings and sheds, was dear to him, and satisfied his wants.
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15 This garden was about an acre and a half in extent.
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