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five-by-five

[fahyv-bahy-fahyv] /ˈfaɪv baɪˈfaɪv/
adjective, Slang: Facetious.
1.
short and fat.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • At a certain point on the ceiling of the upper level, a five-by-five foot wooden covering is observed.
  • Three five-by-five meter survey plots would be established and directly surveyed for discrete particles.

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