eighty-seven


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eighty-seven

n
(Cricket) cricket a score traditionally regarded as being unlucky
[possibly because 13 less than a century]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eighty-seven - being seven more than eightyeighty-seven - being seven more than eighty  
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
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There was a little murmur of regret amongst the five hundred and eighty-seven saloon passengers on board the steamship Lusitania, mingled, perhaps, with a few expressions of a more violent character.
Add thirty-seven an' a half cents interest on furniture, an' that makes two dollars an' eighty-seven an' a half cents.
The ten Earth years I had spent upon Barsoom had encompassed but five years and ninety-six days of Martian time, whose days are forty-one minutes longer than ours, and whose years number six hundred and eighty-seven days.
They're getting on very well,' he said in a choking voice: 'each of them has been down about eighty-seven times.
Each trip meant ten dollars, but to the Wades, to whom this one hundred and eighty-seven dollars--the first actual money they had seen in over a year--was a fortune, these journeys were rides of triumph, fugitive flashes of glory in the long, gray struggle.
When we got back to the raft and he come to count up he found he had collected eighty-seven dollars and seventy-five cents.
He had frequently observed, as he walked, that one handsome face would be followed by thirty, or five-and-thirty frights; and once, as he had stood in a shop on Bond Street, he had counted eighty-seven women go by, one after another, without there being a tolerable face among them.
Six hundred and eighty-seven Martian days must come and go before the cell's door would again come opposite the tunnel's end where last I had seen my ever-beautiful Dejah Thoris.
Two hundred and eighty-seven thousand five hundred francs," repeated he.
It says that in the year you have drawn just eighty-seven dollars and twenty cents.
Barkis must have purchased to present to me when I was a child, and afterwards found himself unable to part with; eighty-seven guineas and a half, in guineas and half-guineas; two hundred and ten pounds, in perfectly clean Bank notes; certain receipts for Bank of England stock; an old horseshoe, a bad shilling, a piece of camphor, and an oyster-shell.
Why, we have only come nineteen miles, and have eighty-seven and a half to go.