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  • n. The cardinal number immediately following twenty-five and preceding twenty-seven.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-five and one
  • adj. being six more than twenty


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  • Hoover had designated twenty-six thousand individuals to be arrested and jailed in any national emergency, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Norman Mailer.

    The Good Fight

  • Between 1900 and 1940, more Jews won boxing world championships—twenty-six—than Irish, Italian, German, or African American fighters.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • This was twenty-six years before Margaret Sanger more famously opened her first birth control clinic.

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  • Alarmed by what appeared to be a great number of East Germans crossing the border daily this was before the building of the Berlin Wall, officers of the GDR conducted a study in 1956 and 1957 and found that each day, on average, some twenty-six thousand East Berlin youths attended movies and dances at the West Berlin “border theaters.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Nineteen of the twenty-six defendants 73 percent on federal death row under active death sentences are nonwhite, and all but one are black.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • “Fifteen unicorns, twelve griffons, twenty-six phoenixes, and five dragons,” Mountain answered promptly.

    Arcane Circle

  • This blunder killed one officer and thirteen enlisted men and wounded twenty-six.

    George Washington’s First War

  • But as Doyne was gathering evidence at the scene of the bombing, a second and then a third bomb detonated, and at the age of twenty-six he lost both his left arm and left eye.

    The Longest War

  • But in practice, of the twenty-six countries that made up the alliance, few would do any real fighting.

    The Longest War

  • Awdah was also one of twenty-six Saudi clerics who in 2004 handed down a religious ruling urging Iraqis to fight the U.S. occupation.

    The Longest War


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  • Already, at hungry twenty-six, Gravener looked as blank and parlimentary as if he were fifty and popular.

    --Henry James, 1894, The Coxon Fund

    November 19, 2009