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fifty-six

[fif-tee-siks] /ˈfɪf tiˈsɪks/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 50 plus 6.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 56 or LVI.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 56 in number.
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  • The Fireworks Music was scored for fifty-six wind instruments.

    Handel Edward J. Dent
  • General Dorrien was a west of England man, and turning fifty-six.

  • There are only fifty-six inhabitants, men, women, and children.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • Eight times seven did, and he said "fifty-six" with great satisfaction.

    The Crofton Boys Harriet Martineau
  • "Five hundred and fifty-six dollars and sixty cents," he said.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
Slang definitions & phrases for fifty-six

fifty-six

noun

The time off that substitutes for the weekends of those who work Saturdays and Sundays

[1950s+ Police; because the time adds up to fifty-six hours]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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