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twenty-two

[twen-tee-too, twuhn-] /ˈtwɛn tiˈtu, ˈtwʌn-/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 20 plus 2.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 22 or XXII.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
4.
adjective
5.
amounting to 22 in number.

.22

or twenty-two

[twen-tee-too, twuhn-] /ˈtwɛn tiˈtu, ˈtwʌn-/
noun, plural .22s, .22's.
1.
a rifle or pistol using a cartridge .22 inch in diameter and of varying length.
2.
the cartridge itself.
Origin of .22
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • The parents were instantly stabbed to death, and Pompilia was cut to pieces with twenty-two wounds.

  • Perhaps never in his twenty-two years had young Drummond been so near a thrashing.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Upon his death agreements were made in 1526 for the erection of the whole of the remaining twenty-two windows.

    Cambridge and its Story Charles William Stubbs
  • He was acting like a crazy boy, and he was a man, all of twenty-two!

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The twenty-two chapters on 'People, and things which the Young Folks see or hear about,' are illustrated on almost every page.

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