This section is from the book "The Corner Cupboard; Or, Facts For Everybody", by Robert Kemp Philp. Also available from Amazon: The Corner Cupboard; or Facts for Everybody.
Acre. Four square roods, or 160 square poles, of 5 1/2 yards, or 4,840 square yards, i. e. 69.6 yards by 69.6 yards. The French acre is to the English, as 54 to 43 ; and the Irish acre is I 1/2 English.
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