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see English units of measurementEnglish units of measurement,
principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. It actually consists of two related systems—the U.S.
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a unit of capacity used in the USA, Great Britain, and other countries. One quart is equal to 1/4 gallon or 2 pints. The American liquid unit equals 0.9463 cubic decimeter, and the dry unit 1.1012 cubic decimeters. The British quart is equal to 1.1365 cubic decimeters. The earlier Russian liquid unit of measure, the kruzhka, was also sometimes called a quart; in Poland, 1 quart equals 1 liter.

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Abbreviated qt.
A unit of volume used for measurement of liquid substances in the United States, equal to 2 pints, or ¼ gallon, or 57¾ cubic inches, or 9.46352946 × 10-4 cubic meter.
A unit of volume used for measurement of solid substances in the United States, equal to 2 dry pints, or ¹⁄₃₂ bushel, or 107,521/1600 cubic inches, or approximately 1.10122 × 10-3 cubic meter.
A unit of volume used for measurement of both liquid and solid substances, although mainly the former, in the United Kingdom and Canada, equal to 2 U.K. pints, or ¼ U.K. gallon, or approximately 1.1365225 × 10-3 cubic meter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. a unit of liquid measure equal to a quarter of a gallon or two pints. 1 US quart (0.946 litre) is equal to 0.8326 U.K. quart. 1 U.K. quart (1.136 litres) is equal to 1.2009 US quarts
2. a unit of dry measure equal to 2 pints or one eighth of a peck
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Dans les autres quarts de finale [beaucoup moins que]aller[beaucoup plus grand que] prevus samedi egalement, l'Esperance Sportive de Tunis (detenteur du titre), rencontre egalement en deplacement en Algerie, le CS Constantine.
En depit de la fatigue suite au match livre hier dimanche contre le Burkina Faso (84-63), alors que les Algeriens ont beneficie d'une journee de plus de repos, le cinq marocain a assure l'essentiel en venant a bout des Fennecs qui sont parvenus a recoller au score au terme du 3eme quart avec 18 a 26 et meme menant avec une avance de trois points (49-52).
La France, longtemps accrochee par le Belarus (58-50), a eu droit a une excellente repetition avant son quart de finale, dimanche a Mouilleron-le-Captif (Vendee).
Meanwhile, take 2 quarts (2.2l/4pt) of new milk, and the yolks of 4 eggs and beat it all up with a little grated nutmeg.
* Salt: Add 1/2 cup of kosher or sea salt to one quart water.
This was the path taken several years ago when rising costs lead manufacturers to shrink the package for the first time from a full have gallon to the 1.75 quart size it has been since.
Further down the list, per capita consumption in Colombia is 4.1 quarts a year, and in Mexico consumption is 3.2 quarts per year.
Your best friend asks you to bring 10 quarts of punch to a party.
We each have, on average, 5 quarts of it, coursing through 60,000 miles of arteries, veins, and capillaries.
quarts) of beer in 2003, almost 9 percent more than in 1998.
Without calling ahead, I'd driven to Polly's and dropped off three quarts of vegetable-beef soup.