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five-and-thirty

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  • Ye see, "says he, shaking his pawky old head," the day ye find a priest sittin 'in the court at Trinity is a day ye'll be able to skate over Dublin Bay from Bray to Balbriggan - an' as for seein 'St Stephen's Green from the court, well, I doubt if even ould Faylen could see that far from heaven, where he's been this five-and-thirty years, God rest his soul.

    THE NUMBERS

  • It was the alert, cold face of a man of about five-and-thirty.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • It is five-and-thirty, or perhaps nearer forty years ago, since, to relieve the dejection of spirits occasioned by a great family loss sustained two or three months before, I undertook what was called the short Highland tour.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • It was the alert, cold face of a man of about five-and-thirty.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • I am a servant of the Lord, George; and I have been a good servant to him, I have, these five-and-thirty years.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • Clotilde de Rupt, at this time five-and-thirty, and as good as widowed, with a husband who turned egg-cups in every variety of wood, who set his mind on making wheels with six spokes out of iron-wood, and manufactured snuff-boxes for everyone of his acquaintance, flirted in strict propriety with Amedee de Soulas.

    Albert Savarus

  • I am a servant of the Lord, George; and I have been a good servant to him, I have, these five-and-thirty years.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • “He was a fellow-clerk of mine thirty — five-and-thirty — years ago.”

    A Message from the Sea

  • (‘Ah, let’s have that!’ from Brother Gimblet.) ‘Because I have been his faithful servant for five-and-thirty years, and because he knows it.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • (‘Ah, let’s have that!’ from Brother Gimblet.) ‘Because I have been his faithful servant for five-and-thirty years, and because he knows it.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

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