The yard (abbreviation: yd) is an English unit of length,
In the 19th and 20th centuries,
The term yard is also sometimes used for translating related lengths in other systems.
^ Bennett (2004), p. 8.
^ Ewart (1862), pp. 112–113.
'Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.
Thinks I to myself, “Sol, you're run off your course again. This is a rich man's summer ‘cottage’  [ …] .” So I started to back away again into the bushes. But I hadn't backed more'n a couple of yards when I see something so amazing that I couldn't help scooching down behind the bayberries and looking at it.