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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following twenty-seven and preceding twenty-nine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Eight more than twenty.
  • n. The Australian yellow-collared parrakeet, Platycercus semitorquatus: so named from its note, which is sometimes repeated several times in succession.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-seven and one
  • adj. being eight more than twenty


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  • Orv was only twenty-eight, but he was a former marine and World War II veteran with a commanding sense of organization.

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  • The demand for a modern take on traditional Christianity became obvious to Rick Warren as he went knocking on doors in Orange County twenty-eight years ago, asking his neighbors what they wanted in a church.

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  • In Pennsylvania twenty-eight percent of children are enrolled and in New Jersey, twenty - four percent of children are enrolled.

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  • The scholar Seymour Slive explained that his early work is unknown: "What the artist... did before he was about twenty-eight or twenty-nine years old remains an unsolved riddle."

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  • Another twenty-eight students were wounded by bullets or injured leaping from upper-story windows.

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  • Whoever Peter dates when his wife dies would be proud to have a photo of him at twenty-eight or eighteen.

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  • At this stage, it is enough for me that Henry, now twenty-eight, has survived and has a chance to lead a happy life.

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  • She led him to the room with the ultimate tanning bed, a Matrix 5000, twenty-eight high-density UVA and UVB lamps, 360-degree exposure, superstrong and effective.

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