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Adj.1.forty-second - the ordinal number of forty-two in counting orderforty-second - the ordinal number of forty-two in counting order
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The limits, as fixed by the treaty of peace, are: on the east the Atlantic, on the south the latitude of thirty-one degrees, on the west the Mississippi, and on the north an irregular line running in some instances beyond the forty-fifth degree, in others falling as low as the forty-second.
And so be able to retire on your property, and do the gen-teel: as I mean to, in the very next leap-year but four that ever comes, and the forty-second Tuesday in Trinity-week,' said Charley Bates.
It was in 1862 that, in spite of the Southern Members of Congress, who wished a more southerly route, it was decided to lay the road between the forty-first and forty-second parallels.
Kelley (Director of the Fulbright Institute of International Relations and Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Arkansas), The Clinton Riddle: Perspectives On The Forty-Second President is a groundbreaking anthology of contributions that interdisciplinary scholars created specifically for a 2002 gathering to critically evaluate the legacy of the Clinton-Gore administration.
The forty-second year of the conference pairs twelve budding choreographers with fifty to seventy-five young dancers.
Last time we checked, George Lucas was at work on Episode XIV of the fifth cycle in the forty-second Star Wars iibertriogy.
carries into World War I the careers of the characters in <IR> THE FORTY-SECOND PARALLEL </IR> , beginning with Joe Williams, the wandering, battered, and hapless sailor.