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  • n. Plural form of ten-pounder.

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Examples

  • Its Talbots, specially geared for heavy work, carried two ten-pounders with

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • ThePatty Cake got half a limit yesterday—couple of ten-pounders.

    Pressure Point

  • Then came "dogs" of all sizes from "garter-dogs," or "shoe-strings," a foot long, to full-grown ten-pounders of about a yard.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • The poorest class of householders in towns in 1886 are probably as intelligent and competent as were the ten-pounders of 1832.

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • Then Portland took my rod, and caught some ten-pounders, and my spoon was carried away by an unknown leviathan.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • The score in detail runs something like this -- it is only interesting to those concerned: 15, 11-1/2, 12, 10, 9-3/4, 8, and so forth; as I have said, nothing under six pounds, and three ten-pounders.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • The exponents of the ten-pounders, who, in their smug complacency, believed their Constitution and government to be not only now the best on earth but the best that had ever existed, 50 criticised the North freely in “a tone of flippant and contemptuous serenity, ”51 highly irritating to a people engaged in a life-and-death struggle.

    Chapter II

  • She carried a long eighteen-pounder, two ten-pounders, and ten six-pounders, and she sailed like a witch.

    Chapter 27

  • Then Portland took my rod and caught some ten-pounders, and my spoon was carried away by an unknown leviathan.

    American Notes

  • The score in detail runs something like this -- it is only interesting to those concerned: fifteen, eleven and a half, twelve, ten, nine and three quarters, eight, and so forth; as I have said, nothing under six pounds, and three ten-pounders.

    American Notes

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