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  • n. Plural form of seven.
  • n. Rugby sevens.
  • n. A pair of sevens.

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  • n. a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards


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  • Then giving the glass a graceful wave which showed that his hand was quite experienced in the throwing of dice, he called sevens the main, and whisking the ivory cubes gently on the table, swept them up lightly again from the cloth, and repeated this process two or three times.

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  • The visions of the Apocalypse, the seals, trumpets, and vials, &c., are grouped in sevens, and naturally begin on the first day of the seven, the birthday of the Church, whose future they set forth [Wordsworth]. great voice -- summoning solemn attention; Greek order, "I heard a voice behind me great (loud) as (that) of a trumpet."

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Born in Samoa, Lee became eligible for New Zealand only at the turn of the year and hopes the sevens will be a springboard for his rugby career. - Stuff

  • It's called sevens because each team has seven players on the field at a time with seven-minute halves.

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  • IRB tournament operations manager Beth Coalter said the decision on which city would host the sevens was the NZRU's to make, but she made it clear the IRB had long viewed Wellington as one of its flagship tournaments. - Stuff

  • Mackay, 26, who was as adept in the back-row as in the second-row, was best known as a sevens player, having represented Australia regularly on the international circuit for the past five years, skippering the side in numerous tournaments.


  • The child is at her seventh birthday and has learned her multiplication table, the "sevens".

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  • Daniel 9: 24 "Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city -" Daniel

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  • With players such as sevens sensation Mikaela Pesamino, who will join - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Lyle is quick to point out the merits of the "sevens" game, in contrast to the traditional

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