Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A bond of this kind.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Ann Packer's 'Molten': Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • 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.

    Ann Packer's 'Molten': Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

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

    VELOCITY

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

    VELOCITY

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

    VELOCITY

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

    VELOCITY

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

    Minnesota Menage

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

    Silent Scream: An Anna Travis Mystery

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

    Silent Scream: An Anna Travis Mystery

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

    The One Week Wife

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