quartered


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quartered \Quar"tered\, a.
   1. Divided into four equal parts or quarters; separated into
      four parts or regions.
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   2. Furnished with quarters; provided with shelter or
      entertainment.
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   3. Quarter-sawed; -- said of timber, commonly oak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quarter \Quar"ter\ (kw[aum]r"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Quartered; p. pr. & vb. n. Quartering.]
   1. To divide into four equal parts.
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   2. To divide; to separate into parts or regions.
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            Then sailors quartered heaven.        --Dryden.
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   3. To furnish with shelter or entertainment; to supply with
      the means of living for a time; especially, to furnish
      shelter to; as, to quarter soldiers.
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            They mean this night in Sardis to be quartered.
                                                  --Shak.
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   4. To furnish as a portion; to allot. [R.]
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            This isle . . .
            He quarters to his blue-haired deities. -- Milton.
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   5. (Her.) To arrange (different coats of arms) upon one
      escutcheon, as when a man inherits from both father and
      mother the right to bear arms.
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   Note: When only two coats of arms are so combined they are
         arranged in four compartments. See Quarter, n., 1
      (f) .
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