five-spot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n five-spot a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips
    • n five-spot California annual having white flowers with a deep purple blotch on each petal
    • n five-spot a United States bill worth 5 dollars
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The last female to occupy the Number 1 spot on the Top Ten Box Office list was Julie Andrews in 1967; the top position has been filled by a female film performer only 12 times (by six actresses) since 1932, when the list was established. The other five females to hold the Number 1 box office position are Shirley Temple (four times), Doris Day (twice), Marie Dressler (twice), Betty Grable (once), and Elizabeth Taylor (once). Andrews was ranked Number 1 twice.
    • n five-spot Same as five, 3.
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Usage

In literature:

Here's a five-spot Mr. Knowles said to hand you by way of advance.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Five hundred warriors rushed to the menaced spot, to prevent the landing.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
We calls her Ten-spot Mollie because she's got five freckles on each cheek.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
At five thousand feet up and well away from the hot spot, Stan took stock.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
In five days yellow spots were seen on the leaves, and in two days more indications of spermogonia.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Cobb studied the rocket for a few minutes, then took a pointed tool and pressed it into a spot five inches below the rounded nose.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
At Sydney, the spot of cleared ground called the Governor's Farm had produced about twenty-five bushels of barley.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden
A farm of five hundred acres was secured within a week, the bleakest, coldest spot ever swept by ocean breezes anywhere.
"Mrs. Raffles" by John Kendrick Bangs
A guttural command halted the torch-bearers a full five meters from the spot where Jason lay.
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Squire Hollis pulled out his pocket-book and paid seventy-five dollars on the spot for a native cow called Biddy.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
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In poetry:

If they fought at close quarters or after ‘twas night,
Well, Pan Handle Johnny would finish the fight.
But take it in daylight at thirty five paces
Old Billy could shoot the spots out of the aces.
"The Duel" by Bruce Kiskaddon

In news:

Meanwhile, Derek Fisher, who won five NBA championships with the Lakers, joined the Dallas Mavericks after former UCLA product Darren Collison struggled manning the point guard spot.
Five spots back for Lewis in China (LAT photo).
Here's five potential landing spots.
In "The Cabin in the Woods," five college students — a jock , an intellectual, a stoner, a dumb blonde and a virgin — decide to get away for the weekend to the titular vacation spot.
Winning a career-best five straight starts might not be enough for Kevin Correia to keep his spot in the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting rotation.
Visit these top five tourist spots in Lisbon .
The body was spotted by the man as he walked past a vacant home near the intersection of North Mission road and Five Mile Line.
The new platform allows Five Guys' Canadian customers to order , pay and confirm their spot as first in line using www.gofiveguys.com.
With the Red Bulls and FC Dallas assured of playoff participation, and five teams - theoretically - still in the hunt for the remaining two spots, will the eighth-place team set a record for the poorest mark ever to qualify.
As the NFL heads into the final five weeks of the 2011 season, several teams are looking to get wins to keep their postseason hopes alive, while two NFC squads look to clinch a playoff spot.
STARTING PITCHERS (FIVE ROSTER SPOTS, $29.225 MILLION).
It takes just five minutes to fill out and can be scored on the spot.
It's moved into the old Scolari's spot on Five Cities Drive.
Columbus moved up five spots in the rankings from last year in the study.
Former 'Heroes' star enjoys recurring spot on 'Hawaii Five-0.
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