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 for Broad acres
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Acre \A"cre\, n. [OE. aker, AS. [ae]cer; akin to OS. accar, OHG.
     achar, Ger. acker, Icel. akr, Sw. [*a]ker, Dan. ager, Goth.
     akrs, L. ager, Gr. ?, Skr. ajra. [root]2, 206.]
     1. Any field of arable or pasture land. [Obs.]
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     2. A piece of land, containing 160 square rods, or 4,840
        square yards, or 43,560 square feet. This is the English
        statute acre. That of the United States is the same. The
        Scotch acre was about 1.26 of the English, and the Irish
        1.62 of the English.
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     Note: The acre was limited to its present definite quantity
           by statutes of Edward I., Edward III., and Henry VIII.
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     Broad acres, many acres, much landed estate. [Rhetorical]
     God's acre, God's field; the churchyard.
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              I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls
              The burial ground, God's acre.        --Longfellow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Broad \Broad\ (br[add]d), a. [Compar. Broader
     (br[add]d"[~e]r); superl. Broadest.] [OE. brod, brad, AS.
     br[=a]d; akin to OS. br[=e]d, D. breed, G. breit, Icel.
     brei[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. bred, Goth. braids. Cf. Breadth.]
     1. Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed
        to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch
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     2. Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad
        expanse of ocean.
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     3. Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
        "Broad and open day." --Bp. Porteus.
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     4. Fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not
        limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and
        retaining the literal idea more or less clearly, the
        precise meaning depending largely on the substantive.
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              A broad mixture of falsehood.         --Locke.
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     Note: Hence: 
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     5. Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
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              The words in the Constitution are broad enough to
              include the case.                     --D. Daggett.
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              In a broad, statesmanlike, and masterly way. --E.
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     6. Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
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     7. Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
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              As broad and general as the casing air. --Shak.
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     8. (Fine Arts) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
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     9. Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad
        joke; broad humor.
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     10. Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
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     Note: Broad is often used in compounds to signify wide,
           large, etc.; as, broad-chested, broad-shouldered,
           broad-spreading, broad-winged.
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     Broad acres. See under Acre.
     Broad arrow, originally a pheon. See Pheon, and Broad
        arrow under Arrow.
     As broad as long, having the length equal to the breadth;
        hence, the same one way as another; coming to the same
        result by different ways or processes.
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              It is as broad as long, whether they rise to others,
              or bring others down to them.         --L'Estrange.
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     Broad pennant. See under Pennant.
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     Syn: Wide; large; ample; expanded; spacious; roomy;
          extensive; vast; comprehensive; liberal.
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