Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A channel between Greenland and Iceland connecting the Arctic Ocean with the northern Atlantic Ocean.

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Examples

  • And doing that would drive hundreds-no, thousands-of fresh victims right into the Endarkened nets, solving all their problems at once.

    Tran Siberian

  • He knew the regular citizens of Armethalieh didn't question the Mages 'decisions-hell, they didn't even know about half of them-but surely they'd notice that the City had suddenly decided to claim hundreds-no, thousands-of miles of new territory for no particular good reason?

    Tran Siberian

  • His bill, S8016, is slated to go to a hearing on March 1, to determine whether it can be considered by the full senate, and impeachment activists are planning to have hundreds-perhaps thousands-of backers on hand to make sure it gains committee approval.

    Impeachment: Breaking the Dam in Olympia, Washington

  • The Society for Animal Protective Legislation reports thousands-of horses are stolen each year.

    On this Vital Amendment to protect Horses from Slaughter

  • Of course, CNET not putting this up earlier today cost us hundreds of thousands of page views which results in a loss of hundreds-if not thousands-of dollars.

    Ethics, bloggers, and mainstream media

  • That is where, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, detectives, FBI agents and, other law enforcement personnel engage in the painstaking task of sorting through thousands-hundreds of thousands-of tons of debris.

    Remarks of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations

  • But there were thousands-hundreds of thousands-of good-looking women in the city.

    Familiar Lullaby

  • You must remember that it has been flowing along this same path for thousands-perhaps tens of thousands-of years.

    The Waste Lands

  • This is the history of thousands-of Jeromes, Lauds, Puritans who scourged

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • To be sure, many of RIM's most loyal customers are corporations with thousands-and often, tens of thousands-of employees.

    WSJ.com: What's News US

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