four-and-twenty love



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  • n. Twenty-four. (24)


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  • God sits enthroned in the heavens, surrounded by the four-and-twenty elders.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • And four-and-twenty hours later, we have linked up with 68 friends, many of whom we hadn't encountered elsewhere.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • After four-and-twenty a man is seldom taken by surprise; at least, not till he is past forty: and then, the fear of being too late, sometimes renovates the eagerness of the first youth.


  • At no great distance, the walls of the city were seen, of various architecture, composed of lime and of stone, and furnished with no less than four-and-twenty gates, or posterns, five of which regarded the land, and nineteen the water.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • For four-and-twenty hours thou art a prisoner, until an arrangement is made for preserving the public peace.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • The spinal column is made up of four-and-twenty bones, called Fikár or vertebræ; the breast, of the breastbone and the ribs, which are four-and-twenty in number, twelve on each side; and the basin of the hips, the sacrum397 and os coccygis.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Kingship after him, he set on the tower a new and strong lock, till there were four-and-twenty locks upon the gate, according to the number of the Kings.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And Battash ceased not to overcome all who came out to him, Captain after Captain till he had made prisoners of four-and-twenty Chiefs of the Moslems, whereat the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Thus the Arabs say of a perfect man, “He is of four-and-twenty Kirát” i.e. pure gold.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In her hand she had a lute of Hindu make, which she laid in her lap and bent down over it as a mother bendeth over her little one, and sang to it, after a prelude in four-and-twenty modes, amazing all wits.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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