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sixty-one

[siks-tee-wuhn] /ˈsɪks tiˈwʌn/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 60 plus 1.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 61 or LXI.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 61 in number.
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  • In 1831 it was extended sixty-one miles, and the year following sixty-seven miles.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • On the "Chesapeake" were sixty-one killed, and eighty-five wounded men.

  • But in the spring of one hundred and sixty-one, for a little while one day, the gulf was bridged.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • Only sixty-one of the planets, however, have Primes old enough for us to detect.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • This was leased to him for sixty-one years at an annual rent of 15 7s.

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    G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
  • In May, sixty-one artillerymen and four Sepoy regiments were there.

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