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Definition: In the Middle Ages, an acre was measured as one day’s plowing for a plow team. This could vary greatly depending on the terrain. Today, an acre has been standardized in England and the U.S. as 43,560 square feet.
Examples:
Tom planted three acres of barley for his family and one acre for the lord of the manor.
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