The places with the most disproportionate arrest rates were all in the city: a jagged stretch of Brownsville, a boxy tract anchored by a major public hospital in East Flatbush and a triangular expanse of East Harlem surrounding the Robert F. Wagner Houses.—Ashley Southall, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 In 2017, Clouse got access to a new 50-acre tract in Clark County near some cornfields and a small pond.—Outdoor Life, 22 Nov. 2023 The temporary enclave will be situated east of the famed Okavango Delta, in the heart of a 124,000-acre tract known as the Mababe Concession, which has considerable populations of lion, elephant, and buffalo, plus a huge variety of birds.—Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 In the densely populated South L.A. census tract that includes Watts, just 7% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared with about 35% statewide.—Brennon Dixson, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2023 Hornaday was one of the earliest Americans to recognize that headlong settlement of the West was inevitably inconsistent with the existence of bison, and their requirement of large tracts of unfenced wild land.—Andrew McKean, Outdoor Life, 26 Oct. 2023 Prostate infections or prostatitis, one of the most common urinary tract issues in adults, are notorious for recurrence as antibiotics often can’t penetrate tissue deep enough to kill all the bacteria.—Popular Science, 12 Oct. 2023 Its main purpose is to act as a temporary storage and processing unit for food on its way through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.—Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 7 Oct. 2023 The tract made a splash online, and not for its shiny view of the future.—Rachyl Jones, Fortune, 20 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English tracte, from Latin tractus action of drawing, extension, from trahere to pull, draw
Middle English, treatise, from Medieval Latin tractus, perhaps alteration of Latin tractatus tractate
Middle English tracte, from Medieval Latin tractus, from Latin, action of drawing, extension; perhaps from its being sung without a break by one voice