from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See pepper tree.


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  • When Bobby went nuts and started five-degree stalking her, Bella sank into an all-men-are-assholes hole.

    Shore Thing

  • On the other hand, a five-degree centigrade rise in global temperatures will be an unbelievable global catastrophe.

    Why isn't Obama talking about climate change?

  • It is worth noting that astrolabes — such as those depicted in the Montefeltro studioli — were commonly subdivided into 72 five-degree gradients for astronomical observation and were among the group of machinae universitatis employed in medieval education and memory training (Carruthers, Book of Memory, 252).

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • It listed at a five-degree angle toward the square and looked as if a strong wind might topple all seven stories into the street, but it was built out of sturdy concrete and would have to be blown up before it would fall.

    American Assassin

  • Even a slight, five-degree warm up into the twenties can affect the concentration of the pressed juice, and I quickly realized time is of the essence.


  • The boat's on its side at about a forty = five-degree angle, presumably with rock beneath.

    The Clique

  • London City has a five-degree glide slope to the runway.

    CNN Transcript Feb 13, 2009

  • It's a beautiful day out today, a little overcast, but for the most part very warm, not the five-degree day that we sometimes experience here on the parade route.

    CNN Transcript Nov 26, 2009

  • The remote start feature on a five-degree morning is a wonderful thing!

    From the logbook: Buick Lucerne

  • In a five-degree grid, 20% of the occupied grid elements contain only one borehole, and more than half contain three or fewer borehole sites. bender

    Underground Problems with Mann-Holes « Climate Audit


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