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 Meanings and Examples of YARD
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yard
 n.  a piece of land next to a house, used for growing flowers, grass, and other plants
 n.  a unit of measurement equal to three feet or 91.4 centimeters
 n.  an area of land in which a particular type of work is done, such as selling goods
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  When Ethan drove into Hale's yard the builder was just getting out of his sleigh.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  With every yard of the way some spot where they had stood, and laughed together or been silent, clutched at Ethan and dragged him back.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
3  Outside, the late afternoon sun slanted down in the yard, throwing into gleaming brightness the dogwood trees that were solid masses of white blossoms against the background of new green.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  Chimney swallows were darting swiftly across the yard, and chickens, ducks and turkeys were waddling and strutting and straggling in from the fields.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
5  The elders of the flocks continually led stealthy advances into the front yard, lured on by the green of the grass and the luscious promise of the cape jessamine buds and the zinnia beds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  She rose suddenly from her chair at the sound of creaking wheels in the driveway and then sank down again as they went on around the house to the back yard.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
7  Then there was an excited babble of negro voices in the darkness of the yard and high-pitched negro laughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
8  All the ladies except Mrs. Tarleton moved out of the back yard, leaving the shade of oaks and arbor to the men.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
9  She nodded and he carefully handed her down the front steps and led her across the grass to the iron bench beneath the largest oak in the front yard.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
10  The neat wooden-paneled fence had been newly painted white and the front yard it inclosed was yellow starred with the last jonquils of the season.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
11  Scarlett arose at five-thirty, before the servants had come in from the back yard to start breakfast, and slipped down the steps to the quiet lower floor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
12  There was fear in every heart but, now that they knew the truth, now that the worst had happened, now that the war was in their front yard, a change came over the town.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  She noted how the leaves on the trees were still dark green but dry and heavily coated with red dust, and how withered and sad the untended flowers in the front yard looked.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
14  When he had finished she sent him off to the back yard to play and watched him toddle across the straggling grass to his playhouse with great relief.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
15  I was out in the yard and I didn't hardly have time to get into the house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence: (114 in 8 pages)
16  Get a bucket to swill the yard down.
17  They keep chickens in the back yard.
18  David built us a shed in the back yard.
19  The yard was fenced in to keep out wolves.
20  The children are scootering in the yard.
21  He littered the yard with bottles and cans.
22  He was chopping wood in the yard.
23  The yard was lit by three huge spotlights.
24  Each individual house has its own yard.
25  She watched the kids playing in the yard.
26  The child is playing with clay in the yard.
27  The children ran naked through the yard.
28  Here fling this meat to the dogs in the yard.
29  He was frog-marched through the kitchen and out into the yard.
30  They are shaping the yard with spades.