The reference is to the pages of the [Venice printing of the Talmud Yerushalmi]( (5283/1523). Each folio is divided into four columns, two on each side of the page, and these are the numbers of the amud (1 and 2 on the front, 3 and 4 on the back).

The sentence quoted from page 53d (Sukka, chapter 3, law 6) appears in the middle of the left column of [this page](

Below is a picture of a newer, clearer typeset maintaining the original Venice pagination. 

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