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  • n. A hand which contains two pairs.


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  • Thence called at my father's, and so to Mr. Crew's, where Mr. Hetley had sent a letter for me, and two pair of silk stockings, one for W. Howe, and the other for me.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Jun/Jul 1660

  • Contents: three changes of underwear, two T-shirts, one pair of jeans, two pair of socks, toiletries; two paperback westerns; half a six-pack of Coors, two packs of Winstons, unused book of matches from a restaurant in Ely,

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • The surface wet, the corruption of the air; the mist so thick and dark that scarce might any man espy the length of two pair of butts .. ..

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • I have made two pair of little pantelettes for John today, I never sewed so much in a day before.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • I had, indeed, got two pair of shoes now, which I took off the feet of two drowned men whom I saw in the wreck, and I found two pair more in one of the chests, which were very welcome to me; but they were not like our English shoes, either for ease or service, being rather what we call pumps than shoes.

    Robinson Crusoe

  • Then she laid before him a piece of yellow satin and said, My lady biddeth thee cut her two pair of petticoat trousers out of this piece and sew them this very day.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So give me two pair of gold ankle-rings, a brace of gold bracelets, and pearl ear-drops, with a girdle, a poignard and a seal-ring.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The story continueth that the two funny-fellows came very near supplying the desideratum, and no small amount of diplomacy on a matter of fact, old fellow in Washington, to prevent the removal of two pair of epaulettes from their shoulders.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • One set was topped by a bowler, the other by a frippery gobbet of flowers, and they passed over us like two pair of roving spotlights, apprehensively examining the two men who were carrying on this lunatic dialogue above their heads.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women


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