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Synonyms for eight

the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life

one of four playing cards in a deck with eight pips on the face

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being one more than seven

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They can examine for themselves whether there has been anything in the public career of that country during these past eight years, or whether there is anything in its present position, at home or abroad, which suggests that those influences and tendencies really do exist.
To represent me as viewing it with ill-nature, animosity, or partisanship, is merely to do a very foolish thing, which is always a very easy one; and which I have disregarded for eight years, and could disregard for eighty more.
That we, the neophytes, might have an excess of light shining upon us all at once, orders were given to let out Twenty Eight.
Twenty Eight,' said a gentleman in spectacles, who had not yet spoken, 'you complained last week, my good fellow, of the cocoa.
However, were the forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of gas of which we speak, all introduced into the balloon, it would be entirely filled; but that would not do, because, as the balloon continued to mount into the more rarefied layers of the atmosphere, the gas within would dilate, and soon burst the cover containing it.
We call it," replied the cripple, "the Eight Chained Ourang-Outangs, and it really is excellent sport if well enacted.
At eight o'clock the next morning the first stroke of the pickaxe was struck upon the soil of Florida; and from that moment that prince of tools was never inactive for one moment in the hands of the excavators.
This matter of fuelling steamers is a serious one at such distances from the coal-mines; it costs the Peninsular Company some eight hundred thousand pounds a year.
Remember that I am not speaking of an oblong, but of a figure equal every way, and twice the size of this--that is to say of eight feet; and I want to know whether you still say that a double square comes from double line?
They were pursued by eight of the light dragoons, who rode into the courtyard before they had time to close the gate.
He was proud of his new watch at first and used to drag it out promptly when eight bells struck at noon, but he came to look after a while as if he were losing confidence in it.
As, however, Rosa was already able to write a legible hand when Cornelius so uncautiously opened his heart, she did not despair of progressing quickly enough to write, after eight days at the latest, to the prisoner an account of his tulip.
For Pliny tells us of whales that embraced acres of living bulk, and Aldrovandus of others which measured eight hundred feet in length --Rope Walks and Thames Tunnels of Whales
Some of these tapers are eight or ten feet in length; but being perfectly flexible, one end is held in a coil, while the other is lighted.
The merchandise sold to him amounted to eight hundred and fifty- eight dollars, to be paid for, in the following spring, in horses, or in any other manner most acceptable to the partners at that period.