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  • n. Plural form of eight.
  • n. A pair of eights.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The series has a relatively high bitrate to it with a lot of it sitting in the sevens and eights, which is a bit of a change from Bandai's releases in the last couple of years.

    Mania News Feed

  • Well, Maine can boast of a couple of gold medals and a bronze, members of the women's and men's "eights" in rowing.


  • McLean sailed again in Sydney Harbour, Correll cycled and ran his races, I wandered in the South Australian hills or rowed in the "eights," while the snow swished round the tent and the wind roared over the wastes of ice.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

  • When the order was given to "dismount to fight" we were called off in "eights" instead of "fours," as usual, and when we were told that no more men could be spared to hold the horses we were convinced that a desperate situation was at hand.

    With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

  • I glanced round the room; there were many photographs upon the walls, among them Cambridge "eights" and "fours"; and sure enough, there he was, rowing in those very crews; and in the football and tennis pictures he also appeared as one of the best of them all.

    The Drama of the Forests Romance and Adventure

  • Pattisons took their guests to see the "eights" races from Christ Church meadow.

    A Writer's Recollections — Volume 1

  • At the "eights" and "Commem." the old, old place became a mere background for pretty dresses and college luncheons and river picnics.

    A Writer's Recollections — Volume 1

  • If it doesnt, take your device and write a couple of "eights" in the air (this is to get rid of magnetism which might get stuck in the sensors).

  • If it doesn't, take your device and write a couple of "eights" in the air (this is to get rid of magnetism which might get stuck in the sensors).


  • I've worked really hard on this with my writing partner Nick Clow and I think it's the best thing I've ever done ... it's obviously different from the dance stuff because it's written more organically and the songs have bridges and middle eights which is a joy as a song writer to write because you get to be free in your melody



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