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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Quartering \Quar"ter*ing\, n. 1. A station. [Obs.] --Bp. Montagu. [1913 Webster] 2. Assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.) (a) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments. (b) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer. [1913 Webster] 4. (Arch.) A series of quarters, or small upright posts. See Quarter, n., 1 (m) (Arch.) --Gwilt. [1913 Webster] Quartering block, a block on which the body of a condemned criminal was quartered. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]