sixty


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sixty

1. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and six
2. a numeral, 60, LX, etc., representing sixty
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In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort, which was situated sixty yards from Kentucke river.
Bowman carried on an expedition against the Shawanese, at Old Chelicothe, with one hundred and sixty men, in July, 1779.
They have seen the value of the talking wire to hold their valley villages together; and so have cries-crossed the Alps with a cheap and somewhat flimsy system of telephony that carries sixty million conversations a year.
Roque kept them in suspense in this way for a while; but he had no desire to prolong their distress, which might be seen a bowshot off, and turning to the captains he said, "Sirs, will your worships be pleased of your courtesy to lend me sixty crowns, and her ladyship the regent's wife eighty, to satisfy this band that follows me, for 'it is by his singing the abbot gets his dinner;' and then you may at once proceed on your journey, free and unhindered, with a safe-conduct which I shall give you, so that if you come across any other bands of mine that I have scattered in these parts, they may do you no harm; for I have no intention of doing injury to soldiers, or to any woman, especially one of quality.
The regent's lady ordered one of her servants to give the eighty crowns that had been assessed as her share at once, for the captains had already paid down their sixty.
Did I understand you aright that you are an English woman and have been here for sixty years?
For sixty years I have never been outside of this palace.
I bet five hundred that sixty days from now I pull up at the Tivoli door with the Dyea mail.
And there's five hundred Daylight's back in sixty days," he added aloud.
It was now the year eighteen hundred and sixty six.
Thirty guineas, if ye land me on the sea-side; and sixty, if ye put me in the Linnhe Loch.
Anything less than one hundred and sixty acres was small scale.