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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The laws is that the battle must continue fifteen minutes if the men can hold out; and as the pauses do not count, this duel was protracted to twenty or thirty minutes, I judged.
"Ten years, and five as a supernumerary make fifteen."
"Curious indeed," said they; "for, if each hemisphere of the moon is deprived of solar light for fifteen days, that above which we now float does not even enjoy during its long night any view of the earth so beautifully lit up.
My knees have been worn for fifteen years in praying to thee, my God!
The people shouted their approval fifteen times, and even the Wheelers, some of whom were present, loudly promised to obey the new King.
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.
Beach, of the New York Sun, inquired of the consul-general what it would cost to send these people to their home in Maine by the way of Liverpool, and he said fifteen hundred dollars in gold would do it.
By those hundred all was sustained, the volleys, boarding and enterings of fifteen ships of war, besides those which beat her at large.
"Because of the fifteen shillings and the five," they said solemnly.
Shimerda had paid grandfather ten dollars for a milk cow, and was to give him fifteen more as soon as they harvested their first crop.
At fifteen, appearances were mending; she began to curl her hair and long for balls; her complexion improved, her features were softened by plumpness and colour, her eyes gained more animation, and her figure more consequence.
Thus it went on for fifteen days, at first to the disappointment, and then to the great grief, of Van Baerle.