"quartering" in the noun sense
a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages
living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
dividing into four equal parts
"quartering" in the verb sense
1. quarter, billet, canton
provide housing for (military personnel)
2. draw, quarter, draw and quarter
pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
"in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
divide into quarters
"quarter an apple"
divide by four divide into quarters
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