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ten

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one. It is the base of the decimal number system and the base of the common logarithm
2. a numeral, 10, X, etc., representing this number
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"What name stop four tens pounds and seven fella pounds?" Nau-hau demanded, his tongue, but not his brain, encompassing so prodigious a sum.
Taking the United States as a whole, there are to-day fully two hundred and fifty thousand people who are paying for two telephones instead of one, an economic waste of at least ten million dollars a year.
Now you may ring for ice-water; and ten minutes later for a lemonade; and ten minutes afterward, for a cigar; and by and by for a newspaper--and what is the result?
'Ask him whether he will take ten kisses from my ladies-in-waiting.'
"Ask him if he will have ten kisses from the ladies of my court."
The first prize was to be twoscore and ten golden pounds, a silver bugle horn inlaid with gold, and a quiver with ten white arrows tipped with gold and feathered with the white swan's-wing therein.
I have ten thoats, John Carter; you may take your choice from among them, and I will accompany you to the nearest waterway that leads to Helium.
I've set that old regulator up faster and faster, till I've shoved it clear around, but it don't do any good; she just distances every watch in the ship, and clatters along in a way that's astonishing till it is noon, but them eight bells always gets in about ten minutes ahead of her anyway.
Billy, strong fella too much ten fella three times."
Ten times must thou reconcile again with thyself; for overcoming is bitterness, and badly sleep the unreconciled.
He had already on a list furnished by his inexhaustible memory, ten men illustrious amongst the seekers of adventures, ill-treated by fortune, and not on good terms with justice.
In ten days I was at home again--and my mother's arms were round me.