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couples

Terminology once used to designate a pair of rafters.

Couples

group of ten husbands sleep with each others’ wives. [Am. Lit.: Weiss, 108]
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But if ever any couple enjoyed this pleasure, it was at present experienced by the captain and his lady.
Changing partners simply meant that a satisfactory choice had not as yet been arrived at by one or other of the pair, and by this time every couple had been suitable matched.
We can get a couple of dances in before we eat," Mary proposed.
And after all, five couple are not enough to make it worth while to stand up.
When it was ready she could not wait till it was served at the table, but she immediately took a couple of leaves and put them in her mouth.
The two caps, reflected on the window-blind, were the respective head-dresses of a couple of Mrs.
I encountered a couple of hungry-looking dogs, but both hurried circuitously away from the advances I made them.
There was a big steamboat lay- ing at the shore away up under the point, about three mile above the town -- been there a couple of hours, taking on freight.
Pity, that was; pity to put that kind of a strain on us, because there was bad blood between us from a couple of weeks back, and we was only friends in the way of business.
If you'd lived in New York a couple of years, even a couple of months, you wouldn't talk like that.
It was expected that Tim Linkinwater and Miss La Creevy would have made a third couple on the occasion, but they declined, and two or three weeks afterwards went out together one morning before breakfast, and, coming back with merry faces, were found to have been quietly married that day.
Not seldom Philip, knowing all the time how stupid he was, would force a quarrel, and they would not speak to one another for a couple of days.