How to use Yds in a sentence
A calcarone that is to be used all the year round must be at least 220 yds.
Here some remains of Cyclopean masonry exist; but the area enclosed, about zoo yds.
In 1885 Preece and Heaviside proved by experiments made at Newcastle that if two completely insulated circuits of square form, each side being 440 yds., were placed a quarter of a mile apart, telephonic speech was conveyed from one to the other by induction, and signals could be perceived even when they were separated by 1000 yds.
The shore wire was 1267 yds.
He discovered a fact subsequently rediscovered by others, that a tube of metallic filings, loosely packed, was sensitive to electric sparks made in its vicinity, its electrical resistance being reduced, and he was able to detect effects on such a tube connected to a battery and telephone at a distance of 500 yds.'Advertisement
In north Italy there are 1480 yds.
Sabzawar was once a city of considerable size, and still possesses a fortress with sides of about 200 or 250 yds.
The city has five gates, and from one of them, called Bala Khiaban gate (upper Khiaban), the main street (Khiaban), 25 yds.
Below the junction of the two arms the Euphrates flows south-west past the lead mines of Keban Maden, where it is 120 yds.
From Garmat Ali, where the Tigris and Euphrates at present unite,' under the title of Shattel-Arab, the river sweeps on to Basra, Ex p o yds.Advertisement
The tidal harbour, which is owned by a company, is enclosed by two piers and a breakwater, the area being about 30 acres, and the quayage 1400 yds.
The infantry and rifles are armed with small-bore magazine rifles, and the active artillery have steel breech-loaders with extreme ranges of 4150 to 4700 yds.
The largest of these are Lake Hanel, lying at an altitude of 14,000 ft., at the head of the valley of the same name, and measuring 600 by 400 yds.; and Lake Michaelson (12,700 ft.?) in the Gorges Valley.
The government also turned its attention to the inadequate accommodation at the docks, and proposals for a new quay on the western side of the present basin, and for a second basin 900 yds.
The character of the lake, which has no outlet, varies greatly according to the amount of water brought down by its principal feeder, the Dulei, which enters at its north end, being there a fairly rapid stream so yds.Advertisement
A Doric colonnade with a double row of columns was found to have extended along the base of the Acropolis for a distance of 54 yds.; behind it in a chamber hewn in the rock is the sacred well mentioned by Pausanias.
The port consists of an entrance channel nearly 400 yds.
The prison is in the form of a rotunda, 58 yds.
The river is not deep and can be forded in many places; the banks are fringed with thick bush and dom-palms. At the junction of the Ganale and the Web the river is swift-flowing and 85 yards across; just below the Daua confluence it is 200 yds.
Just above its mouth it is a fine stream 250 yds.Advertisement
Thanks to the Austrian precautions it took four days to collect the necessary material to span the main branch of the river, here some 2000 yds.
The Tigris is at this point some 275 yds.
The harbour is provided with a pier 200 yds.
At its mouth the Adour was about 50o yds.
At the town of Farah it has a width of 150 yds.Advertisement
The band was 1150 yds.
Thus augmented, and swollen into a stream 140 yds.
At Leitmeritz there is an iron trellis bridge, 600 yds long.
Bismarck diverted three Austrian corps by an alliance with Italy, and by consenting to the neutralization of the 1 The Lorenz rifle carried a .57 bullet and was sighted to 1000 yds.; the needle-gun with a much lighter bullet was sighted to 400 only.
The Prussian infantry crept nearer and nearer, till at under 300 yds.
The point where the terrace of Epipolae narrows down to a ridge about 60 yds.
The total length of the works is about 44 o yds.
It is the largest in Sicily, being about 146 yds.
It is inferior in size only to the Colosseum and the amphitheatres of Capua and Verona, measuring about 153 by 130 yds.
It was 308 yds.
Hyde Park contains the Serpentine, a lake 15.00 yds.
In coal-mines main entries are often zoo yds.
On light easy draining land 2 2 yds.
The foot of the tone reached from Naples by electric railway, and thence a wirepc railway (opened in 1880) carries visitors to within I5o yds.
This line was hardly 600 yds.
These occur in a strip of comparatively fine gravel and sand, 150 yds.
The building, which no doubt served as a citadel as well, enclosed a space of 380 yds.
The Mare Grande is connected with the Mare Piccolo by a channel 875 yds.
They were, however, now abreast of the and brigade, and the whole line raced forward to reach the effective range of their very inferior weapons, which were about equal at aoo yds.
But the losses of the and brigade, particularly in officers, had been too heavy, and the rush died out whilst still 500 yds.
The French artillery had already evaded the coming blow, and had changed position, "right back," to cover the flank of the rest of the army, and the Prussian and Saxon artillery trotting forward conformed to this new front, their shells sweeping the ground for 2000 yds.
The only other public building of any consequence in Herat is the great mosque or Mesjid-i-Juma, which comprises an area of Boo yds.
The harbour, which is protected by a breakwater 273 yds.
The commerical harbour at the mouth of the Divette communicates with the sea by a channel 650 yds.
In the Northumberland steam coal district, where it is carried out in the most perfect manner, the bords are 5 to 6 yds.
The area is laid out by two pairs of level drifts, parallel to each other, about 150 yds.
The second great principle of working is that known as longwall or long-work, in which the coal is taken away either in broad faces from roads about 40 or 50 yds.
The principal road extends from the shafts southward; and on both sides of it the coal has been removed from the light-shaded area by cutting it back perpendicularly towards the boundaries, along faces about 50 yds.
The field is divided by levels and headings into rectangular banks, while from the main levels bords or wickets about 30 yds.
At a working speed of 60 yds.
The forward feed is given by a chain winding upon a drum, which hauls upon a pulley fixed to a prop about 30 yds.
From 8 to ro tubs are usually drawn in a set, the ways being often from 2000 to 3000 yds.
This engine draws a net load of 52 tons of coal from a depth of 625 yds.
With Fowler's hydraulic arrangement 2000 tons are raised 600 yds.
At Cadeby Main colliery near Doncaster in 1906, 3360 tons were drawn in fourteen hours from one pit 763 yds.
The area of the port (which has wet and graving docks) amounts to 16 acres, and there are 2000 yds.
The most remarkable portion occurs on the western side, where for a distance of nearly loo yds.
The breadth of the river varies from 110 yds.
There was a continuous enceinte of plain trace round the Old Town, at a distance of moo to 2000 yds.
West of the Lun river the defensive line offered by the hills is less defined, and the line adopted for the permanent works was on the north only 3000 yds.
Its most obvious weakness is that 5000 yds.
On the north-west front, 203-Metre Hill, in advance of the main line, was occupied by strong semi-permanent works, with trenches and redoubts to either flank; and 174-Metre Hill, 1500 yds.
They held most of the ditch of Chi-Kuan Fort and were cutting down the escarp, and two parallels had been made only 30 yds.
The settlement of Sutz, one of the largest in the Lake of Bienne, extends over six acres, and was connected with the shore by a gangway nearly roo yds.
The harbour measures 180 yds.
The anicut or dam at Bezwada, begun in 1852, consists of a mass of rubble, fronted with masonry, 1240 yds.
The weir across the Jumna was the first attempted in Upper India upon a foundation of fine sand; it is about 800 yds.
At about half a dozen yards from the cliff, widening and becoming lower, it extends outwards into a platform, which has a slight seaward inclination, but is easy to walk upon, and for nearly ioo yds.
The neighbouring cliffs exhibit in many places columns similar to those of the Giant's Causeway, a considerable exposure of them being visible at a distance of Soo to 600 yds.
It is remarkable chiefly for its fine Halles or cloth market, with a façade of over 150 yds.
His work Eratosthenes Batavus, published in 1617, describes the method and gives as the result of his operations between Alkmaar and Bergen-opZoom a degree of the meridian equal to 55,100 toises =117,449 yds.
Having received all its important tributaries, the Dnieper is here a broad (400 to 580 yds.) and navigable stream; but as it approaches the town it divides into two arms and forms a low grassy island of considerable extent called Tukhanov.
Given the ballistic coefficient C, the initial velocity V, and a range of R yds.
Find the alteration of elevation required at a range of 3000 yds.
Siacci's altitude-function is useful in direct fire, for giving immediately the angle of elevation 4, required for a given range of R yds.
It lies on the right bank of the Danube and is connected by an iron bridge, 308 yds.
The attacking infantry, who found it necessary to cross a fire-swept zone l000 yds.
After passing Castets the Garonne begins to widen out considerably, and from being 160 yds.
The harbour, formed by a mole constructed to a length of 3 8 7 yds.
The special adaptability of this region to its growth is attributed to the nature of the soil, which consists of layers of black or dark-brown volcanic ash, varying in depth from 1 to 6 yds.
In the centre of Whairikauri is a large brackish lake called Tewanga, which at the southern end is separated from the sea by a sandbank only i 50 yds.
Barely half a mile westward down Dame Street, rises the Castle, and 300 yds.
With the approach of night their season of activity commences, when they may be occasionally seen gliding from tree to tree supported on their cutaneous parachute, and they have been noticed as capable of traversing in this way a space of 70 yds.
Three miles north of Acqualagna the Via Flaminia, which is still in use as the modern high-road, traverses the Furlo Pass, a tunnel about 40 yds.
In repairing the modern road just outside the south entrance to the tunnel, a stratum of carbonized corn, beans, &c., and a quantity of burnt wood, stones, tiles, pottery, &c., was found under and above the modern road, for a distance of some Soo yds.
Many works of improvement have been effected from time to time in the harbour, the quays of which occupy both sides of the river, the principal, r000 yds.
The new rectilinear mole, sanctioned in 1881, has been built out into the sea for a distance of 600 yds.
The total length of the commercial quays is about 3800 yds.
The English cotton yarn and spun silk counts are reckoned upon the number of hanks of 840 yds.
Thus 2/40 9 cotton indicates single 40 9 doubled to 20 hanks by 840 yds.
A silk " throwster " receives his silk in skein form, the thread of which consists of a number of silk fibres wound together to make a certain diameter or size, the separate fibre having actually been spun by the worm, and this fibre may measure anything from Soo to woo yds.
The machine is fitted with 20 to 40 of these bobbins placed side by side, and its product is known as " slubbing roving," it being now a soft, thick thread of silk, measuring usually either 840 or 1260 yds.
Its greatest length from north-east to south-west is a mile and a half, and the greatest breadth goo yds.
The rock on which Tiryns is built is of an irregular oval shape, about 330 yds.
The main quarter is about 700 yds.
On the south it was bordered by a portico with a single row of columns in front; on the east by a double portico, more than a stadium in length (220 yds.), and serving as a racecourse for practice in bad weather.
It was in the form of a square, of which each side was about 70 yds.
The space thus defined was a large oblong, about 234 yds.
The exact length of the Stadium itself - which was primarily the course for the foot-race - was about 210 yds.
The length of the west side, where the line of direction is from south-south-east to north-north-west, is about 215 yds.
The east side, measured to a point just behind the treasure-houses, is the shortest, about 200 yds.
A line drawn eastward behind the treasure-houses, from the Prytaneum at the north-west angle, would give about 275 yds.
It was near this temple, at a point about 38 yds.
The Porch of Echo, also called the " Painted Porch," extended to a length of 100 yds.
Butler approached the fort on the 10th of December 1864; on the 24th the "Louisiana," loaded with 215 tons of powder, was exploded 400 yds.
They should not be nearer than, say, 50 yds., and may vary from that to ioo or 150 yds.
At the head of the Hollandsch Diep is the celebrated railway bridge of the Moerdyk (1868-1871) 1607 yds.
The first extends for a distance of over 4000 yds.
The earthen dikes are protected by stone-slopes and by piles, and at the more dangerous points also by zinkstukken (sinking pieces), artificial structures of brushwood laden with stones, and measuring some 400 yds.
The first of such breakwaters was that constructed in 1857 at the north end of the island of Goeree, and extends over loo yds.
Between the dikes and the stream lie " forelands " (interwaarden), which are usually submerged in winter, and frequently lie 1 or 2 yds, higher than the country within the dikes.
The lower town was situated on the north edge of the valley, close to the Via Appia, which descended into the valley from the modern Albano, and re-ascended partly upon very fine substructions of opus quadratum, some 200 yds.
Thus in December 1906 a new island of mud was thrown up, and measured 3 07 by 217 yds.
The Rhine is crossed by a bridge of boats 485 yds.
On the west the flat ground at the foot of the hills has an average width of about 200 yds.
The Luapula, which leaves Bangweulu at its most southern point, is about a mile wide at the outflow, but soon narrows to 300 or so yds.
This explains why it is so far from that building, which is situated at the south-eastern angle of the town, about 500 yds.
They consist of a double line of ramparts, of which the outer measures more than 1600 yds.
At two points, namely, Kalabshathe valley here being only 170 yds.
East of the Damietta mouth of the Nile this strip is in place not more than 200 yds.
On the 7th of August 1897 Colonel Hunter surprised and annihilated a weak Dervish garrison at Abu Hamed, to which place, by the 31st of October 1897, a railway had been laid across the Nubian desert from Wadi Haifa, a distance of 230 m., the record construction of 5300 yds surveyed, embanked and laid in one day having been attained.
Quays extend for about 1600 yds.
Meath, there is a group of about thirty stone barrows or cairns, mostly chambered, their bases measuring from 5 or 6 to 60 yds.
Although brine springs have been known to exist in both these counties ever since the Roman occupation, and salt had been made there from time immemorial, it was not till 1670 that rock-salt about 30 yds.
It was worked for about a hundred years in only its upper bed, but in 1781, after traversing a layer of indurated clay intersected with small veins of salt 102 yds.
The total depth of the mine to the bottom of the lower level is 120 yds.
At Winsford, where the same formation seems to recur, it is 159 yds.
The salt is first reached at 35-40 yds.
The Middlesbrough deposit was discovered by Bolckow and Vaughan in boring for water in 1862 at a depth of 400 yds., but was not utilized, and was again found by Messrs Bell Brothers at Port Clarence at a depth of 376 yds.
The Roman theatre, below the cathedral to the N.E., has 19 tiers of stone seats and is 37 yds.
The imposing size of the Danube, 300 to 650 yds.
It is 410 yds.
At one end is a tunnel, 383 yds.
The heavy guns that had been brought from the fortress were placed in position on this hill, and opened fire (7 A.M.) on the knoll, 1400 yds.
A flat surface was formed partly by smoothing off the rock and partly by the erection of huge terrace walls which rise to a height of over 50 ft., enclosing a roughly rectangular area of 235 by 115 yds.
South of Haifa the promontory of Carmel once more effaces the plain; here the passage along the coast is barely .200 yds.
The river runs past Attock in a deep rapid channel about 200 yds.
The entrance, which is encumbered by neither bar nor rock, averages about 260 yds.
It is 106 yds.
One of these, in the Astarab, to the south-east of Maimana, is but 30 yds.
It is situated in the native state of Garhwal in the United Provinces, on the Bhagirathi, the chief head-stream of the Ganges, which is here not above 15 or 20 yds.
In the Shahpur and other districts, however, where Mahommedans have followed Hindu customs, Moslem women wear the majla, a cloth about 3 yds.
It is a piece of cotton cloth 3 yds.
The drift went on until April 9 1916 when the floe, reduced to a triangle zoo yds.
The Dnieper is crossed at Kremenchug by a tubular bridge 1081 yds.
To the south of the hill, on which are the walls of the town, and to the east of the theatre, is a plateau about 200 yds.
Below the terrace was a precinct, surrounded by walls and flanked with porticoes and other buildings; it is over loo yds.
It was begun in the second half of the 14th century, but was erected chiefly in the beginning of the 16th, on the site of the old palisaded fort, and has a wall 2300 yds.
The fair is held on the flat sandy tongue of land between the Oka and the Volga, connected with the town by only a bridge of boats, 1500 yds.
It is situated about a mile from the eastern shore of Lake Van, and built along the south side of the citadel rock, an isolated rocky ridge 1300 yds.
They form a parallelogram 596 yds.
Immediately below the confluence the breadth of the river ranges from 350 to 1750 yds.
The width of the main stream ranges from 520 to 3500 yds.
The old fortified town, now almost abandoned, is built on a rocky peninsula about 400 yds.
The ancient city extended some Boo yds.
On entering Mysore it passes through a narrow gorge, but presently widens to an average breadth of 300 to 4 00 yds.
The square fortress of Yanghishar, which was built by the Chinese, stands within 400 yds.
A bed of the requisite length (sometimes too yds.) is then prepared of about 2 ft.
It used to be said that, if this narrow passage were blocked up, escape would be impossible; but an intricate web of fissures, called the Corkscrew, has been discovered, by means of which a good climber, ascending only a few hundred feet, lands 1000 yds.
The lime sometimes acquires a great size; one is recorded in Norfolk as being 16 yds.
It is then plaited into mats about 2 yds.
This is probably the largest tributary of the Salween; some distance above its mouth, at Keng Hkam, it is 400 yds.
At its nearest point on the right of the British position, where the Mutiny Memorial now stands, the Ridge is only 1200 yds.
The citadel, built by Yusuf Adil Shah, a mile in circuit, is of great strength, well built of the most massive materials, and encompassed by a ditch loo yds.
The whole building, belonging probably to the early Empire, measured 135 by 105 yds., and the arena 872 by 58 yds.
Paulhan, who on a biplane rose to a height of 1383 yds.
On the north there is, for a length of about 150 yds.
Forty-five miles below Girishk the Helmund receives its greatest tributary, the Arghandab, from the high Ghilzai country beyond Kandahar, and becomes a very considerable river, with a width of 300 or 400 yds.
The site of the city being originally a peat bog, the foundations of the houses have to be secured by driving long piles (4-20 yds.) into the firm clay below, the palace on the Dam being supported on nearly 14,000 piles.
For nearly three months their heavy guns and musketry had poured an unceasing fire into the residency entrenchment from a distance of only 50 yds.
The lateral canal of the Loire crosses the Loire near Briare by a fine canal-bridge 720 yds.
The Top-i-Rustam is 50 yds.
The main channel of the Arial Khan is about 1700 yds.
The dockyard, originally built in 1736, has a sea-face of nearly 700 yds.
The position of Surrentum was very secure, it being protected by deep gorges, except for a distance of 300 yds.
It is surrounded by a ruinous mud wall flanked by towers; a quarter of a mile east of it stands a mud fort, 180 yds.
Each gauge should have for io or 15 yds.
These marine lizards occur only in the Galapagos Islands, where they are never seen more than 20 yds.
Formerly there were two main entrances - the South Port, loo yds.
In 1882 there were discovered, about 1 200 yds.
It possesses no docks or wharves, and vessels anchor some Soo yds.
It is here some 78 yds.
It has been regularized throughout, the width of the stream varying from 320 to 400 yds.
Cuttings have also been made where necessary, and the widths of the channel are 487 yds.
The fall of the river bed is small, but the length of the rapid is 1 roo yds.
The river is here only 170 to 330 yds.
A spur of the Greben mountains runs out below two shoals where the river suddenly narrows to 300 yds.
To effect this at Stenka, Kozla Dojke, Islaz and Tachtalia, channels 66 yds.
The point of the Greben spur had to be entirely removed for a distance of 167 yds.
At the Iron Gates a channel 80 yds.
The crater of the central cone contains a fresh-water lake about 150 yds.
From Say, where the stream is about 700 yds.
At one time the owners of merino flocks enjoyed the right of pasturing their sheep during their migrations on a strip of ground about 100 yds.
The tumulus itself is 281 yds.
The modern quay has encroached considerably on the sea, and the coast-line of the Greek time was about 90 yds.
At the spot where the Zambezi is at its widest -- over 1860 yds.
Close to the right bank is a sloping cataract 36 yds.
A little distance below this dike begins the artificial cutting in the sandstone rock and at half a mile from it is a second band, 60 yds.
Its length is 560 yds., and its roadway is 7 yds.
The largest basin is 900 yds.
It is situated on the left bank of the Dizful river, a tributary of the Karun, crossed by a fine bridge of twenty-two arches, 430 yds.
Even the lizards had gone on holiday to escape the furnace heat, leaving only barbed wire bushes and a tap 500 yds away.
The penult peel goes through to 2 yds in front of rover.
The side of a square containing ro statute acres is 220 yds.
It must be confessed that the available space (about 70X 20 yds.) on the eastern summit (where there are some remains of ancient buildings) is so small that there would be only room for a single temple, which must have been occupied by the two deities jointly, if the new theory is correct (see Notizie degli scavi, 1902, 387 and refl.).
The use of a rod as a measuring implement has given rise to the use of the word for a measure of length= 52 yds.
Where embankment was required drains about 5 yds.
In 1858 was opened the Rhymney railway from Rhymney to Caerphilly and on to Taff's Well, whence it had running powers over the Taff Vale railway to Cardiff, but in 1871, by means of a tunnel about 2000 yds.
Below the bridge the river forms a beautiful cascade, 150 yds.
The estuary, which is one of the best roadsteads in Europe and could accommodate the combined fleets of Europe, is a deep and thoroughly sheltered indentation among chalky cliffs, running east and west for nearly 4 m., with a width of threequarters of a mile, narrowing to 930 yds.
It is remarkable chiefly for its fine Halles or cloth market, with a faÃ§ade of over 150 yds.
Angkor-Vat, the best preserved example of Khmer architecture, lies less than a mile to the south of the royal city, within a rectangular park surrounded by a moat, the outer perimeter of which measures 6060 yds.
To mitigate a steep ascent, a central carriage-way, 200 yds, long, is cut along the main street to a depth of 15 ft., the opposite terraces being connected by a bridge.
The south-west corner of the island was served by a direct road from Carales westward through Decimomannu (note the name Decimo, a survival, no doubt, of a Roman post-station ad decimum lapidem), where there is a fine Roman bridge over 100 yds.
A new building was completed in 1899, the magnetic pavilion lying some 400 yds.
Subject to the rule as to the shortest distance to which the jack must be thrown (25 yds.), there is no prescribed size for the lawn; but 42 yds.
A legal jack must travel at least 25 yds.