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  • n. The ordinal form of the number eighty-six, describing a person or thing in position number 86 of a sequence.
  • n. One of eighty-six equal parts of a whole.


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  • For the eighty-sixth consecutive autumn, the Boston Red Sox were not going to win the World Series.

    One Season

  • “And the world record for running up the 1,575 steps from the lobby to the eighty-sixth floor is nine minutes and thirty-three seconds!”

    Times Squared

  • This is a deadpan, hilarious satire, documenting a single night at a small-town party organized by the local fire brigade, honoring their retiring chairman on his eighty-sixth birthday they missed honoring him on the more meaningful eighty-fifth, a year earlier, in the first of many fumbles committed by this incompetent assemblage.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The carriage with (what was once) the eighty-sixth window now contains two amorphous clouds of recent thought, each belonging to its respective former individual.

    justinker Diary Entry

  • I am much disposed to believe, that by “slow bellies” St. Paul understood voluptuous men and gross feeders — a kind of priors, canons, and abbots-commendatory — rich prelates, who lay in bed all the morning to recover from the excesses of the evening, as Marot observes in his eighty-sixth epigram in regard to a fat prior, who lay in bed and fondled his grandson while his partridges were preparing;

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The Revival of the Communist International and Its Significance for the United States (Staff study by the subcommittee to investigate the administration of the internal security act and other internal security laws to the, committee on the judiciary united states senate, eighty-sixth congress, first session) by United States Senate

    Neocrats OK Fascist AG

  • Upon realizing that she had to pay for the tickets to the Observation Tower, she whisked him up on the business elevator to the eighty-sixth floor, stood him at a window, and said brightly, Here we are at the top.

    Kitchen Privileges

  • The eighty-sixth was buried out on the Scribeveldt, his grave marked by a pile of stone as tall as a man, and recorded to the centimeter in Cassandra's files.

    Beowulf's Children

  • Concerning which, see the eighty-sixth and the eighty-seventh chapters.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • And that was the biggest surprise of all, because Mitchell Courtenay is me. two I lingered with Fowler for three or four minutes while the rest of the Board went back to their offices, and the elevator ride down from the Board room to my own office on the eighty-sixth floor took a few seconds.

    The Space Merchants


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