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Synonyms for six

the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

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

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denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units

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As I understand it, Sir Gawaine killed seven of his sons, and still he had six left for Sir Marhaus and me to take into camp.
And one of the six forecastle hands was little better.
You must not speak or laugh for six years, and must make in that time six shirts for us out of star-flowers.
It was to hold itself ready to sell out at six months' notice.
The boat put off, and, lifted by the six rowers, drew rapidly towards the dugong, which floated about two miles from the Nautilus.
The one hundred and twenty miles between these cities were accomplished in six hours, and towards midnight, while fast asleep, the travellers passed through Sacramento; so that they saw nothing of that important place, the seat of the State government, with its fine quays, its broad streets, its noble hotels, squares, and churches.
Now an army is exposed to six several calamities, not arising from natural causes, but from faults for which the general is responsible.
The prisoners were drawn up six deep, and the young men, one hundred and sixty-one in number, were ordered to go first on board of the vessels.
The furniture of the narrow chamber of death we had just visited weighed six millions of francs in ounces and carats alone, without a penny thrown into the account for the costly workmanship bestowed upon them
Hence, the stopcock of my cylinder, when fully open, expends 27 cubic feet per hour, with a flame at least six times as strong as that of the large lamps used for lighting streets.
Three mills upon the Cher, bringing in six hundred livres each.
On the day I was born we bought six hair-bottomed chairs, and in our little house it was an event, the first great victory in a woman's long campaign; how they had been laboured for, the pound-note and the thirty threepenny-bits they cost, what anxiety there was about the purchase, the show they made in possession of the west room, my father's unnatural coolness when he brought them in
That dread hour ticks between six and seven; when children go to bed later the revelation has ceased to come.
Yes; but it will take me six years--six long, weary years of stirring four kettles with both feet and both hands," was the agonized reply.
Wingrave at that time was the possessor of six thousand shares in the Royal Hardwell Copper Mine, which had cost him, on an average, two dollars twenty-five.