fifteen


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fifteen

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and five
2. a numeral, 15, XV, etc., representing this number
3. a rugby football team
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He doesn't talk about the fifteen dollars,' I exclaimed indignantly.
An exceeding fierce battle immediately began, for about fifteen minutes, when we, being over-powered by numbers, were obliged to retreat, with the loss of sixty-seven men; seven of whom were taken prisoners.
At the end of ten seconds each man had struck twelve or fifteen blows, and warded off twelve or fifteen, and no harm done; then a sword became disabled, and a short rest followed whilst a new one was brought.
The Museum of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris possesses one of these defensive weapons, two yards and a quarter in length, and fifteen inches in diameter at the base.
Yet the offer was an alluring one, for, supposing it took the elephant fifteen hours to reach Allahabad, his owner would receive no less than six hundred pounds sterling.
Ten years, and five as a supernumerary make fifteen.
Lydia was a stout, well-grown girl of fifteen, with a fine complexion and good-humoured countenance; a favourite with her mother, whose affection had brought her into public at an early age.
On fifteen sous she found she could live without encroaching on the little stock set apart for the support of her grandmother, and she was content.
I give the remaining five thousand to Planchet, that he may distribute the fifteen thousand with less regret among my friends.
One of its peaks is probably fifteen thousand feet above the level of the sea, being one of the highest of the Rocky Sierra.
Born in poverty at Boston, January 19 1809, dying under painful circumstances at Baltimore, October 7, 1849, his whole literary career of scarcely fifteen years a pitiful struggle for mere subsistence, his memory malignantly misrepresented by his earliest biographer, Griswold, how completely has truth at last routed falsehood and how magnificently has Poe come into his own, For "The Raven," first published in 1845, and, within a few months, read, recited and parodied wherever the English language was spoken, the half-starved poet received $10
Freddy owes me fifteen shillings," interposed Cecil.