But more than once I was paid for my services with a handful of crinkled ones and fives.
This does not seem like a very natural packaging size; things usually come in fives and tens.
When an armored truck convoy stops, the patrol leader will give the command “fives and twenty-fives” over the radio.
More than once I was paid for my services with a handful of crinkled ones and fives.
He produced a wallet, from which he drew out five one-hundred-dollar bills and three fives.
fives—tens—twenties—fifties—all crisp, and nice, and new bank-notes.
The poison ivy has a leaf similar to the harmless woodbine, but the leaves are grouped in threes instead of fives.
Mosk, the landlord, gave him the ten I traced to Cook's and two fives.
Early in the morning, he and Mr. Lincoln went to the balll-alley to play at "fives;" but the alley was pre-engaged.
Two fives, that makes fifty: you want another fifty, Paterson.
Old English fif, from Proto-Germanic *fimfe (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon fif, Dutch vijf, Old Norse fimm, Old High German funf, Gothic fimf), from PIE *penkwe- (cf. Sanskrit panca, Greek pente, Latin quinque, Old Church Slavonic peti, Lithuanian penke, Old Welsh pimp). The sound shift that removed the *-m- is a regular development involving Old English, Old Frisian, and Old Saxon (cf. thought, from stem of think; couth from *kunthaz; us from *uns.
Slang five-finger discount "theft" is from 1966. Five o'clock shadow attested by 1937. The original five-year plan was 1928 in the U.S.S.R.