Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of fifteener.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • These books are also sometimes called fifteeners, or 15th century books.

    A Book for All Readers An Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries

  • One summer day he met in town an acquaintance who for many years had been abroad; and finding his appetite for old books as keen as ever, invited him home to have a mental feed upon "fifteeners" and other bibliographical dainties, preliminary to the coarser pleasures enjoyed at the dinner-table.

    The Enemies of Books

  • The fifteeners of Greek folk poetry are really no different metrically from fourteeners in English, but with feminine endings.

    Dipodic Verse : A.E. Stallings : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • One summer day he met in town an acquaintance who for many years had been abroad; and finding his appetite for old books as keen as ever, invited him home to have a mental feed upon ` ` fifteeners '' and other bibliographical dainties, preliminary to the coarser pleasures enjoyed at the dinner-table.

    The Enemies of Books

  • _fifteeners_, Venetian lamps, Milanese cuirasses, and old Dutch cabinets.

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)

  • In both instances this post of honour was gained by merit, even more remarkably so in Joe's case than in Joel's; for Joe is a less boy than many of his companions (some of whom are fifteeners and sixteeners, quite as tall and nearly as old as Tom Coper), and a poorer than all, as may be conjectured from the lamentable state of that patched round frock, and the ragged condition of those unpatched shoes, which would encumber, if anything could, the light feet that wear them.

    Our Village

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.