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A Thousand Acres

Director:Jocelyn MoorhouseWriter:Laura JonesDirector of Photography:Tak FujimotoEditor:Maryann BrandonMusic:Richard HartleyProduction Designer:Dan DavisProducers:Marc Abraham, Steve Golin, Lyn…

An Acre

The Question: Does an acre have to have a specific shape? In The Wall by Pink Floyd, the teacher says the area of an acre is a rectangle that is one furlong i…

The Dimensions of an Acre

The Question: We are trying to find feet measurement for an acre--not the square footage. Can you please help? The Answer: Because an acre is a measure of area, not length, it is defi…

A Thousand Clowns

By:Don Schlitz Director:Scott EllisCast:Joshua Park, Kristen Bell, Linda Purl, Jane Connell, John Christopher Jones, Tommy Hollis, Marshall Pailet, Jim Poulos, Tom Aldredge, John Dossett, Step…

How Big is an Acre?

The Question: I'm trying to visualize an acre. Is it about the size of a football field? The Answer: Yes. Often an acre of land is compared to a football field. In reality, an acre is…

Brewer's: Acre

A′cre The word “acre,” Old English, æcer, is akin to the Latin ager and German acker (a field). God's acreA cemetery or churchyard. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and …

Brewer's: Acres

A′cres A Bob Acres—i.e., a coward. From Sheridan's comedy called The Rivals. His courage always “oozed out at his fingers' ends.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fa…

Brewer's: God's Acre

A churchyard or cemetery. I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls The burial ground God's Acre. —Longfellow. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894God…

Brewer's: Pedlar's Acre

(Lambeth). According to tradition, a pedlar of this parish left a sum of money, on condition that his picture, with a dog, should be preserved for ever in glass in one of the church-windows…

Brewer's: Thousand

Everyone knows that a dozen may be either twelve or thirteen, a score either twenty or twenty-one, a hundred either one hundred or one hundred and twenty, and a thousand either one thousand…