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- n. An indefinite but emphatically large number.
- n. Tiny balls or strands of multicoloured sugar, sprinkled over ice cream, desserts or party foods.
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It is a matter of unfortunate record that the upsurge of violence in East Timor after the ballot on 30 August swept up not just UN staff members, but hundreds and thousands of East Timorese.
Luckily there were plenty of these, because a man who lived in the Moat House once went to Rome, where they throw hundreds and thousands at each other in play, and call it a Comfit Battle or Battaglia di Confetti (that's real Italian).
"A free-running winch, nylon cord marked off in hundreds and thousands of feet."
"History of the city of Beit-Slokh" makes mention of hundreds and thousands of martyrs slain in this city (Moesinger, "Monumenta
I have known some hundreds and thousands of dollars become in the credulous eyes of suitors as many millions, and a few millions become multimillions.
It is truly wonderful, that so many books should have been preserved unmutilated, through hundreds and thousands of years; and during vicissitudes so great; and especially when powerful tyrants were so desirous of annihilating the religion of the Jews, and used their utmost exertions to destroy their sacred books.