plus fours

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plus fours men's baggy knickers hanging below the knees; formerly worn for sports (especially golf)
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Quotations

  • George Orwell
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    “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

Usage

In literature:

There will be nine of us, five masters and four servants, plus the two children.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
Also the plus fours and the Old Etonian spats.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
It is as simple as two plus two is four.
"Bambi" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
Franklin was now well in the way of prosperity, aged twenty-four, with a little printing business, plans plus, and ambitions to spare.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
One day a girl was at the board doing a simple sum in addition, three plus four; she put down nine as the entire sum.
"American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 10, October, 1889" by Various
Could our little amateur take on a plus-four professional and beat him at his own game?
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
One Regiment of four Battalions plus one Sotnia of Cossacks.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
Hydrogen's one plus, if that double-hook dingus is a plus sign; Helium's four-plus, that's right.
"Omnilingual" by H. Beam Piper
Measure four sticks as for the crown in the preceding lesson, plus the width of the brim, plus six inches for finishing.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
I scratched two plus two equals four on the ground, and demonstrated it with pebbles.
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
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In poetry:

In the Yukon glen there's a gambling den
With ever open doors
The miners come and make things hum
Playing tippit in plus four's.
"Call Of The Yukon" by Billy Bennett
"Two plus two equals what?" was the problem.
And I knew teacher thought it made "four";
But Jimmie said "six," and maintained it
As long as he stood on the floor.
"Why I Went To The Foot" by Ellis Parker Butler
And so you shall know we're Beefeaters;
There's me who has fought in the wars
'As to walk round with frills on me neck like a hambone,
A daft hat and purple plus fours.
"The Beefeater" by Weston and Lee

In news:

It was what she heard through the four-plus hours of the coroner 's inquest.
Two powerhouse bands that have rocked music fans over four decades, Kiss and Motley Crue , on Tuesday unveiled plans for a 40-plus city tour across the United States this summer.
Crystal 's only Alaskan cruise in 2013, with four calls including lesser-visited Dutch Harbor and Kodiak, plus Seward and Ketchikan.
Trustees spent four-plus hours talking logistics of combining health and retirement plans.
AP photo Barack Obama's presidency has now coincided with four straight $1 trillion-plus annual budget deficits.
A bit of luck, some quick thinking and lots of flexibility landed her an amazing travel deal: a four-night Carnival cruise to Mexico plus two nights in a Miami hotel for just $275.
Devils forward and former Bruin Brian Rolston says he always loves coming back to Boston, where he spent four-plus seasons with the Bruins from 2000-2004.
It feeds four-plus for less than $10, or take advantage of coupons and store incentives, and make it for around $6.24.
Bentley's $180,000-plus, four-door Continental Flying Spur is the Ghost 's obvious competitor.
Read on to watch it yourself, plus four more squee-worthy instances of animal-on-animal snuggling.
Four TVs in the kitchen plus an attached home theater connected by Control4.
Four of the 10 regulars in the Terrapins' rotation are at plus a point every two minutes (or 0.50 per minute) or better.
For some shows that require more than four inputs we need to use multiple mixers , plus scan converters to get our computer inputs into the video mixers .
NO ONE would think it acceptable for a teacher to question the existence of gravity or to suggest that two plus two equals anything but four.
It features their song 'Dallas', plus four never-before released songs.
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In science:

It is made of a spectrometer, plus four data servers to spread data out to a 70-node cluster of PCs (with Linux Operating System).
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
We have argued that it is useful to be viewed as having building blocks of (a) the bent triatomic molecule LiOB, and (b) the linear four-center molecule formed from BeCN plus F.
Molecules in clusters: the case of planar LiBeBCNOF built from a triangular form LiOB and a linear four-center species FBeCN
Nevertheless, we believe that the present picture of bringing together two molecules LiOB and the linear four-center system BeCN plus F is a favourable way of approaching the final structure of the lowest isomer.
Molecules in clusters: the case of planar LiBeBCNOF built from a triangular form LiOB and a linear four-center species FBeCN
While t¯t production can easily be separated from backgrounds in the lepton plus four jets mode (with one or more b tags), distinguishing single top production in the lepton plus two jets mode (with one or more b tags) requires a more sophisticated analysis, because the backgrounds are much more severe.
top2008 Conference Summary
Its shape can be fitted with a small number, three to four, of very broad Lorentzian components, plus in some case a low-frequency QPO peak [72, 7, 8].
States and transitions in black-hole binaries
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