from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Redeemable at any time after five years from date of issue and payable in full at the end of twenty years: applied to certain bonds, commonly called five-twenties, bearing interest payable in gold at the rate of 6 per cent., issued by the United States government in 1862, 1864, and 1865.
  • n. A bond of this kind.


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  • Usually she couldn't really enjoy the last CD, she was so busy dreading the moment when she'd have to stop for the day: five-fifteen, five-twenty at the latest, in order to be downstairs before Lainie got home from track practice, followed just a little later by Dave returning from work.

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  • “Put in a five-twenty code,” Murphy told the young operator.


  • It was five-twenty; we could pick up a snack on the way to Pauline Urthiel's place.

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  • Now we see him returning at five-twenty P.M. to collect Miss Delany.

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  • By five-twenty, she was climbing into a cab and on her way to the Cozumel airport.

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  • At five-twenty this afternoon, police arrested Frank Schlater at his home after finding evidence that he may have been behind the recent bomb mailed to the Jackson Hole Hope Center.

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  • At five-twenty the manager summoned him, complimented him on nothing in particular, and suggested that he stay late with Charley

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  • It was only five-twenty, but there was a twenty-four-hour pharmacy down the street where I could buy a home pregnancy kit.

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  • According to the ambulance record, the patient arrived at five-twenty.

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  • I suppose it was about five-twenty when we finally drove off. '

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