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quartet

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the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips

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being one more than three

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What the characters of the four sisters were we will leave to be found out.
None of these fees are ever paid until you leave the hotel, though it be a year--except one of these four servants should go away in the mean time; in that case he will be sure to come and bid you good-by and give you the opportunity to pay him what is fairly coming to him.
The ascent into the tower is by an exceeding deep flight of steep steps, four feet and a half wide, on the south side leading to a low doorway, over which is a circular arch crossed by a great transom stone.
The four who had boarded made straight before them for the building, shouting as they ran, and the men among the trees shouted back to encourage them.
When the people observed I was quiet, they discharged no more arrows; but, by the noise I heard, I knew their numbers increased; and about four yards from me, over against my right ear, I heard a knocking for above an hour, like that of people at work; when turning my head that way, as well as the pegs and strings would permit me, I saw a stage erected about a foot and a half from the ground, capable of holding four of the inhabitants, with two or three ladders to mount it: from whence one of them, who seemed to be a person of quality, made me a long speech, whereof I understood not one syllable.
The vizir took them himself to the cook, saying, "Here are four fish that have been brought to the Sultan.
The viceroy of Tigre had inquired of me a few days before how many men one India ship carried, and being told that the complement of some was a thousand men, he compared that answer with the report then spread over all the country, that there were eighteen Portuguese vessels on the coast of Adel, and concluded that they were manned by an army of eighteen thousand men; then considering what had been achieved by four hundred, under the command of Don Christopher de Gama, he thought Abyssinia already ravaged, or subjected to the King of Portugal.
Since 1882 it has paid dividends, and in one glorious year its stock soared to four hundred dollars a share.
That may hold good of those that are born in the ditches," said Sancho, "not of those who have the fat of an old Christian four fingers deep on their souls, as I have.
Leave America divided into thirteen or, if you please, into three or four independent governments -- what armies could they raise and pay -- what fleets could they ever hope to have?
Walking boldly forward I pushed into the room only to find myself in a small ante- chamber in which were the four guards who had accompanied her.
And would not my four months' silence appear to him a tacit acceptance of our situation?
There is no fixed rule as regards the length of a poem, but, generally speaking, they were composed of four, eight, twelve, or sixteen lines.
Twice two makes four seems to me simply a piece of insolence.
In the meantime, the forty pistoles of King Louis XIII, like all other things of this world, after having had a beginning had an end, and after this end our four companions began to be somewhat embarrassed.