The garden, about half an acre
in size, is margined by the Brillante, so named from the particles of mica which sparkle in its bed elsewhere than in the Val- Noble, where its shallow waters are stained by the dyehouses, and loaded with refuse from the other industries of the town.
It contains in all some twenty acres
, quite surrounded by the solid stone wall above mentioned.
The portion of the terrestrial globe which is covered by water is estimated at upwards of eighty millions of acres
With five thousand you can buy a pretty little house with two acres
of land; the remaining twenty thousand will bring you in a thousand francs a year.
Outside the gate of the outer court there is a large garden of about four acres
with a wall all round it.
If I can get enough to rebuild Artagnan, which my ancestors, impoverished by the Crusades, allowed to fall into ruins, and to buy thirty acres
of land about it, that is all I wish.
There was twelve acres
of clearin’ at ten dollars, and eighty-eight at one, and the whole came to two hundred and eighty-six dollars and a half, after paying the men.
For gardens (speaking of those which are indeed princelike, as we have done of buildings), the contents ought not well to be under thirty acres
of ground; and to be divided into three parts; a green in the entrance; a heath or desert in the going forth; and the main garden in the midst; besides alleys on both sides.
Instead of the great enclosures of a hundred acres
in which she was now accustomed to toil there were little fields below her of less than half-a-dozen acres
, so numerous that they looked from this height like the meshes of a net.
At the dressing stations the grass and earth were soaked with blood for a space of some three acres
He says there are at least four hundred acres
, and every foot of it good for planting.
He now found himself in a nook of several acres
, where the oak and manzanita and madrono gave way to clusters of stately redwoods.