from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Abbreviations of fathom.


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  • Back then it was the fi fth-largest contract ever awarded by the CPA, amounting to almost 3 percent of the CPA Program Management Office's entire Iraq reconstruction budget.

    David Isenberg: The Olympics Will Be Protected by Aegis: Ay, There's the Rub

  • True Religion Jeans faith (P) Pronunciation Key (fth) n.

    Think Progress » Cheney: If You Don’t Support Everything I Do, You Aren’t Serious About Terrorism

  • F.fty-eight years ago, almost to the day, the new member from Michigan's F.fth District moved into his office in the Cannon Building and said his first hello to the congressman next door, John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts.

    CNN Transcript Dec 30, 2006

  • A knife wound under the fi fth, left rib, the blade viciously jerked up into the heart.


  • M.F. Perutz's article "The F.fth F.eedom" [NYR, October 8, 1992] contains some of the grossest distortions of the Catholic Church's teaching on human sexuality yet published.

    Sex and the Church

  • This was what I once had dreamed of -- to be seated beside Mrs.F. Rockridge Sewall in her automobile, creeping slowly along F.fth Avenue at dusk.

    The Fifth Wheel A Novel

  • Erelong the F.fth Massachusetts Cavalry, a negro regiment under Colonel C.F. Adams, Jr., paraded through the streets, and then the Southern whites hid themselves within doors to shun the repulsive spectacle.

    Abraham Lincoln

  • The light battalion of Colonel Charles F. Smith, now under command of Captain Edmund Kirby Smith, F.fth Infantry, moved forward, supported by a part of Cadwallader's brigade, and this was followed by a forward movement of Garland's brigade and Drum's battery.

    General Scott

  • Abe, why dont you write to me this is the fi fth letter I wrote to you and I aint got any answer to any.

    Franklin County: Henry M. Erisman to His Brother, August 18, 1862

  • Also in July, the Nationwide reported that consumer confi dence fell from 63 to 56, its fi fth straight month without a rise and its lowest reading since May last year.


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