five-and-twenty love



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  • noun cardinal, archaic Twenty-five.


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  • He was young, not more than five-and-twenty, I should say, with a strong, masculine face; but he was exceedingly pale and gave me the impression of a man who was suffering from some strong agitation, which it took all his strength of mind to control.

    Sole Music

  • “Some five-and-twenty or thirty,” said Donald, “his ordinary retinue.”

    A Legend of Montrose

  • He hath an army of women, smiters with swords and lungers with lances, five-and-twenty thousand in number, each of whom, whenas she mounteth steed and donneth battle-gear, eveneth a thousand knights of the bravest.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They chose of them such as could carry all the gear they had prepared; amongst the rest five-and-twenty chests of gold and fifty of silver; and, mounting

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So they dismounted down and sought for an entrance, but saw none neither found any trace of opening in the walls, albeit there were five-and-twenty portals to the city, but none of them was visible from without.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then they made at Gharib to seize him; but he smote one of them with his fist and slew him, and so did he with another and yet another, till he had slain five-and-twenty of them and the rest fled and went in to Queen Jan Shah, shrieking loudly.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Venus, temperate and favourable, abideth in each sign five-and-twenty days.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then quoth the Emir, “O Shaykh, I see to this city no sign of any gate;” and quoth he, “O Emir, thus is it described in my Book of Hidden Treasures; it hath five-and-twenty portals; but none thereof may be opened save from within the city.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • At five-and-twenty I did not trust myself; but I took a manful resolution.


  • I know the name of every man who has been out on an affair of honour within the last five-and-twenty years; I know the private particulars of every cross and squabble that has taken place upon the turf, at the gaming-table, or elsewhere, during the whole of that time.

    Master Humphrey's Clock


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