FAR


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floor area ratio

The ratio of the total floor area of a building (excluding areas such as mechanical rooms or the areas of floors used exclusively for mechanical equipment) to the area of the lot on which the building is built.
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"It is far, far away, high up above the sun, where no Spirit ever dared to venture yet," replied the Queen.
And probably the half-unconscious rhapsody was a Fetichistic utterance in a Monotheistic setting; women whose chief companions are the forms and forces of outdoor Nature retain in their souls far more of the Pagan fantasy of their remote forefathers than of the systematized religion taught their race at later date.
But it would seem that while Ishmael made such a concession to the awakened feelings of Esther, he was far from abandoning his original intentions.
This separation, as far as the more temperate productions are concerned, took place long ages ago.
These bars were set one above another about three feet apart, and formed a perfect ladder as far above me as I could see.
Night found Kulonga far from the palisades of his father's village, but still headed westward, and climbing into the fork of a great tree he fashioned a rude platform and curled himself for sleep.
Far, far down I saw a small brown blotch near the bottom of the canon.
Wide and far swung Tarzan of the Apes, until at last, as he reached the highest point of the arc the rope, which rapidly had frayed on the rough bark of the tree limb, parted suddenly.
From this high backbone of earth, to the north, across the diminishing, down-falling ranges, we caught a glimpse of a far lake.
Therefore the chief minstrel asked all his pupils to travel into far countries to search for the rest which was lost.
At the time the wind began to blow, a ship was sailing far out upon the waters.
When he reached it, he looked into the valley far below him and there he saw the wood where unluckily he had met the Fox and the Cat, and the tall oak tree where he had been hanged; but though he searched far and near, he could not see the house where the Fairy with the Azure Hair lived.