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  • n. Plural form of four-by-four.


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  • Contractors in shiny white four-by-fours muscled farmers riding tractors to the side of the street.

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  • "I find it distressing that that the popularity of four-by-fours has had such a noticeable correlative effect on environmental damage."

    Charles Spencer King, British engineer who helped create Range Rover, dies at 85

  • If the posts are just four-by-fours, that's an incredible amount of weight concentrated on an area that's less than 25 to 37 square inches.

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  • He leads her into one of the exam rooms and pulls out drawers holding culture swabs, speculums, guaiac cards, sterile lancets, cotton four-by-fours and gloves.


  • A 17% jump in Chrysler's sales in November has also given Fiat a boost because investors have seen it as a sign that the company's effort to revive the maker of Ram trucks and Jeep four-by-fours is working.

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  • Ensign Scott immediately assembled sailors to use plywood, four-by-fours, and jacks to stabilize the bulkhead with shoring.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • Despite Ottawa's shortages of equipment, ambulances had to squat strategically throughout the city's downtown byways -- just in case the Tigers gave up on dialogue -- along with ominously dark-windowed four-by-fours and emergency fire vehicles.

    Stop the Tamil Tigers in Ottawa...

  • In a convoy of 15 four-by-fours with tinted windows and two vans full of reporters, we pass the Israeli settlement of Pisgat Zeev — a city of 40,000 people with concrete houses, large apartment blocks, and shopping malls — and cross the new “separation barrier” at a special checkpoint that allows cars with diplomatic plates to avoid the inconvenience of waiting in line for hours like the Palestinians.

    Grand Illusions

  • Eyewitnesses there, residents there, they're describing hundreds of Taliban fighters moving around openly with weapons traveling around in four-by-fours, singing Islamic anthems.

    CNN Transcript Apr 22, 2009

  • He retreated to the uncarpeted closet and stretched out on the cool cement, secure in the assumption that, among the fur-bearing four-by-fours present, his rank, guaranteed by his size, would ensure that he was undisturbed.

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