half dozen

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denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units

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Quickly he ripped off a half dozen other poles from the roof, and laying them side by side, formed a safe and easy path to freedom.
He finally settled in Samoa, where for the last half dozen years of his life he was busy not only with clearing his land, building his house, and writing, but with energetic efforts to serve the natives, then involved in broils among themselves and with England, Germany, and the United States.
Some who hovered upon the verge of the strife with Tarzan heard and made good their escape, but a half dozen there were so wrapt in the blood-madness of battle that they failed to note the approach of the giant tusker.
At eighteen life had so gripped her that she was no longer a virgin but, although she had a half dozen lovers before she married Tom Willard, she had never en- tered upon an adventure prompted by desire alone.
As Father Claude climbed down from his donkey-fat people do not "dismount"--a half dozen young squires ran forward to assist him, and to lead the animal to the stables.
I'm giving Anne that half dozen braided rugs I have in the garret.
Here, surrounded by a handful of the faithful, the hekkador of the ancient faith, who had once been served by millions of vassals and dependents, dispensed the spiritual words among the half dozen nations of Barsoom that still clung tenaciously to their false and discredited religion.
A couple of the apes turned and fled at the sound of the firearm; but Chulk and a half dozen others waddled rapidly forward, and, following the ape-man's directions, seized both him and Werper and bore them off toward the jungle.
observed Trudolyubov, taking notice only of the half dozen.
Enough," said I, when she had gone through some half dozen pages(a work of time with her, for she read slowly and paused often to ask and receive information)--"enough; and now the rain is ceasing, and I must soon go.
At this spot were gathered some half dozen horses, caparisoned in a manner which showed that two, at least, were destined to bear the persons of females, of a rank that it was not usual to meet so far in the wilds of the country.
He was soon streaming blood from a half dozen minor wounds, but I could not obtain an opening to deliver an effective thrust.
Dunkin' Donuts invites guests in Malaysia to enjoy a free small hot or iced coffee with any half dozen donut purchase
A new show from Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen, performing with premier singer Val Wiseman, celebrates great songs from great films.
Filmmaker Daniel Peddle's scrappy and astute group portrait of a half dozen New York City butches of color is a low-budget, five-year overview of their lives and loves that takes in the underground "ball" scene (a la Paris Is Burning) and explores the phenomenon of the "aggressive" identity.