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perpendicular bisector

The perpendicular bisector of a line segment AB is the straight line perpendicular to AB through the midpoint of AB.

Riparian Long-lot

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,459 words

...) were measured in varas—where one vara is equal to about three feet—and were typically one hundred to five hundred feet wide and ten to twenty miles long. The long-lot is somewhat narrow relative to length and in most cases runs perpendicular to water courses. Long-lots in New Mexico and Colorado are usually bisected by community ditches (acequias). Because of the long-lots' reach, the long-lot settlement pattern provides all acequia irrigators with access to the varied topography, plant communities, and water courses of a locality. In the early...

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