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quadrangle in Shapes, patterns topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquadranglequad‧ran‧gle /ˈkwɒdrænɡəl $ ˈkwɑː-/ noun [countable]  1 AA formal a square open area with buildings all around it, especially at a school or college syn quad2 technicalHMCF a flat shape that has four straight sides
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quadrangleThe five buildings of the campus formed a quadrangle arranged around a grassy plaza, with a great flagpole in the center.The corridor was lined with windows overlooking a central quadrangle.It was set around a complete quadrangle, and built of rusticated stone.The old piles are ranged around a grassy quadrangle.These buildings were of a later date than the Manor house, being built of brick surrounding a large quadrangle.And there, in its first and oldest quadrangle, Harry found what he sought.From its stone quadrangle, fields ripple out in neat sections, organic as the ribs of a leaf.Their briefings were held in the airy first-floor gallery of the university quadrangle.