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fives

a ball game similar to squash but played with bats or the hands
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Me give 'm five stick," the six-quart steward bargained.
Then they made their way through the front rows of stalls and looked at Box Five on the grand tier, They could not see it well, because it was half in darkness and because great covers were flung over the red velvet of the ledges of all the boxes.
I am very sorry to make your mouth water, but these, as you know, are five new gold pieces.
Reynolds, of Providence, who had bought five-eights of the British patent for five thousand dollars, and half the right to Russia, Spain, Portugal, and Italy for two thousand, five hundred dollars.
I agree with you, my good friend; and, in fact, following this proportion for a projectile nine feet in diameter, weighing 30,000 pounds, the gun would only have a length of two hundred and twenty- five feet, and a weight of 7,200,000 pounds.
Such debts amounted to about four thousand: one thousand five hundred for a horse, and two thousand five hundred as surety for a young comrade, Venovsky, who had lost that sum to a cardsharper in Vronsky's presence.
Five minutes passed before his legs made their first spasmodic movements, and, as he stumbled to his feet and rocked giddily, he had no thought of the passage of time.
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
Coming from eggs in which they have lain for five years, the period of incubation, they step forth into the world perfectly developed except in size.
A filled straight belonging to French Louis gave him a pot of five thousand against two sets of threes held by Campbell and Kearns.
The five antagonists of Phileas Fogg had met in the great saloon of the club.
I have ten left," said the man, "for here are eleven, and I had twenty-one, five more than last year.