from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The Iroquois confederacy after it was joined by the Tuscarora in 1722.
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- proper n. an annual rugby union tournament between the nations of Italy, France, England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, the successor to the Five Nations tournament.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a confederation of North American Indians formed by the union of the Tuscaroras and the Five Nations.
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- n. a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations); after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six Nations)
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"Even RBS, despite all their financial woes, have remained committed to their £20 million four-year sponsorship deal of the Six Nations, which is up for renewal at the end of the 2013 tournament.
Which makes it tough to read too much into a Six Nations campaign that even by the inconsistent standards of French rugby, was a model of inconsistency.
In one sense, this is no great surprise: The Six Nations is one of only two tournaments with global significance, along with the southern hemisphere's Tri Nations involving South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.
In formal club gear, the hulking Carroll might have been reporting for duty with Martin Johnson's England ahead of the Six Nations opener in Cardiff.
The beauty of Six Nations rugby is the sound of sages stuffing sentences down their throats.
Paul Rees: England's management were naive in letting Warren Gatland influence the referee before their Six Nations clash with Wales
Despite the risk of jokes about Italy's players getting buried here, the find could prove an extra draw for Six Nations games.
As the Six Nations championship heats up with France's visit to Twickenham on Saturday, the BBC's grip on the competition is slipping.
It is ITV's desire to build a brand around the 2015 World Cup – to be held in this country – that is driving the Six Nations strategy, since it would justify hiring its own in-house commentary and punditry team rather than using Sky's on secondment.
He said he would not recommend individual Leicester players to the management before next month's Six Nations squad announcement.