Usage examples for fives

  1. I explained that I must have paid out two hundred tens instead of fives. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  2. But there shell, instead of round shot, met them, and men tasted death by fives and tens. – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris
  3. In response to Crocker's gesture the Judge took up the box and rolled out two fives and a three- thirteen. – Eatin' Crow; and The Best Man In Garotte by Frank Harris
  4. Also to prevent becoming too feeble we exercised our bodies by playing fives, throwing long bullets, wrestling, running, jumping, and other athletick exercises, in all of which your Father fully participated. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  5. This silence was broken only by the barking of the French seventy- fives, in parts of the city hidden to us, the boom of the German guns in answer, and from overhead by the aeroplanes. – With the French in France and Salonika by Richard Harding Davis
  6. Indeed I found all but three in the football field, and I know where they were, for I saw them playing at fives as I passed the court. – Dr. Jolliffe's Boys by Lewis Hough
  7. So we had been playing catch with a fives ball. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit
  8. The people growing tired of this unprofitable game of fives, which threw everything into a state of sixes and sevens, clamoured so loudly to be reduced under one head, that permission was given them to elect a sovereign. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  9. So we will count the fives in sixty. – Peter and Polly in Winter by Rose Lucia
  10. Tembarom rather lost his breath as he saw the number on two five- hundred- dollar bills, and of several hundreds, besides twenties, tens, and fives. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  11. The bookmakers are offering fives against it. – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
  12. I says, flashin' a big, wrist- size wad of tens and fives. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  13. In shoes, I am in the habit of wearing fives; in gloves, six and a half. – Humour of the North by Lawrence J. Burpee
  14. Like the Agarwalas, the Oswals are divided into Bisa, Dasa and Pacha sections or twenties, tens and fives, according to the purity of their lineage. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell