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sixes and sevens

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  • Standing on the deck of Nassau-Siegen’s yacht, Jones and the other officers of the Flotilla and Squadron could see, in the moonlight, the Turkish ships at sixes and sevens in the mud on the distant shore.

    John Paul Jones

  • But in the second one, he found three golf bags, and there, in the third one, amid the sixes and sevens and the drivers and the wedges and the putter was Captain Hideki Yano’s shin-gunto.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • The lady's comments had explained much about the changes in James Reyburn, and left Amanda at sixes and sevens over the enigmatic man who scorned life, but kissed with a boundless passion.

    Hero Come Back

  • It's been down since about lunchtime, and I think they're at sixes and sevens over there.

    It's October, 1956.

  • As for the thin scarlet breeches, they had been unripp’d by the taylor between the legs, and left at sixes and sevens — — Yes, Madam, — but let us govern our fancies.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

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