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Why: In the In Touch Weekly crossword, #73 down: "Old English quarter of an acre measure"
ROODAnswer: A rood = ¼ acre = 10,890 sq ft = 1,210 sq yards = 40 sq poles. (A sq pole, by the way, = 30¼ sq yards.)
Source: Old Imperial Lengths & Areas
The More You Know: The etymologically related to the unit rod, the two are not the same.