• WordNet 3.6
    • adj twenty-two being two more than twenty
    • n twenty-two a .22 caliber firearm (pistol or rifle)
    • n twenty-two the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-one and one
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  • Vladimir Mayakovsky
    Vladimir Mayakovsky
    “No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there! I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk --handsome, twenty-two year old.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Eighteen might look at thirty-four through a rising mist of adolescence; but twenty-two would see thirty-eight with discerning clarity.”


In literature:

The admiralty charts give twelve thousand nine hundred and twenty-two feet, the determination of the expedition of 1901.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
In Eighteen Hundred Twenty-two, the Emperor of Austria conferred the title of Baron on the sons of Mayer Anselm Rothschild.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Better not be engaged until twenty-two.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The Senate accepted the report, and Nero, at twenty-two, found himself master of the world.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
Three days afterwards twenty-two other natives received the sacrament of baptism.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
He counted twenty-two horses, secured to a fence and in other places where it could be done.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
Where there are more than twenty players, it is well to have at least two such frogs.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Twenty-two lay dead alongside of five natives whom the white men had slain.
"History of Australia and New Zealand" by Alexander Sutherland
From the firing of the first gun to the last time the enemy cried out that he had surrendered, was exactly twenty-two minutes.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
But it is unnecessary to recount in detail what Paul heard, beginning at that epoch, twenty-two years back.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
The "Peacock" was a ship-sloop of twenty-two guns, with a crew of one hundred and sixty-six men.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Large prairies, one twenty-two miles wide.
"Narrative of Richard Lee Mason in the Pioneer West, 1819" by Richard Lee Mason
The young king was then twenty-two years of age.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
In 1859, when twenty-two years of age, he was appointed director of the Geological Survey of Jamaica.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The entire structure was strengthened and bound together by a wall twenty-two feet in thickness.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
There are twenty-two tableaus; seventy-six scenes and in all eighteen acts.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
With bread and butter a plentiful dinner can be had for about twenty-two cents.
"Twenty-Five Cent Dinners for Families of Six" by Juliet Corson
They marched from twenty-two to twenty-seven miles each day.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
And I was twenty-two and only getting a few shillings more.
"Aliens" by William McFee
Of the thirty-two delegates who were elected to seats in the Convention of 1846, ten were Whigs and twenty-two were Democrats.
"History of the Constitutions of Iowa" by Benjamin F. Shambaugh

In poetry:

Mary and I were twenty-two
When we were wed;
A well-matched pair, right smart to view
The town's folk said.
For twenty years I have been true
To nuptial bed.
"Henry" by Robert W Service
Wherever you go, you will find the earth's masses,
Are always divided in just these two classes.
And oddly enough, you will find too, I ween,
There's only one lifter to twenty who lean.
"Which Are You?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Twenty bridges from Tower to Kew—
(Twenty bridges or twenty-two)—
Wanted to know what the River knew, For they were young, and the Thames was old
And this is the tale that River told:—
"The River's Tale" by Rudyard Kipling
Oh, talk not to me of a name great in story;
The days of our youth are the days of our glory;
And the myrtle and ivy of sweet two-and-twenty
Are worth all your laurels, though ever so plenty.
"Stanzas Written On The Road Between Florence And Pisa" by Lord George Gordon Byron
Seven—six—eleven—five—nine-an'-twenty mile to-day —
Four—eleven—seventeen—thirty-two the day before —
(Boots—boots—boots—boots—movin' up an' down again!)
There's no discharge in the war!
"Boots" by Rudyard Kipling
Twenty years I have lived on earth and two beside thee,
Thirty years thou didst live on earth, and two on the throne:
Let it suffice there be none of thy rights denied thee,
Though I dare thy presence—I—come for my ring alone.'
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Twenty-Two Counties Removed from Governor's Burn Ban.
Twenty-two indicted in alleged Davidson County methamphetamine distribution ring.
Twenty-two people charged in illegal gun-trafficking crackdown.
Twenty-two states join court fight to preserve campaign finance laws after Citizens United.
Twenty-two out in Albany hospital merger.
Twenty-two varieties are introduced for the 2009 season.
Twenty-two area athletes advance.
Twenty-Two Days is Not Enough Punishment.
" Twenty-two days is not enough punishment," said prosecutor Jeff Dort to the court.
Twenty-two zone permits were issued in June by the Schuylkill County Zoning Board with the estimated cost of construction at $1.6 million.
Twenty-two men chose double cheesburgers, 15 opted for single cheeseburgers, 9 for hamburgers.
Twenty-two-year-old John Paul Chaufan Field was last seen Saturday near Kibbie Lake in the Hetch Hetchy area of the park.
Twenty-two bison now populate the preserve.
She's African American, about two feet tall, and weighs twenty pounds.
Twenty-two-year-old William Donan is charged with animal cruelty after police found several injured dogs in his neighborhood.

In science:

Another drawback of specific electronics is that simulation code’s lifetime often exceeds twenty years, whereas electronic devices cannot last more than two years.
Sophie, an FDTD code on the way to multicore, getting rid of the memory bandwidth bottleneck better using cache
Twenty years later, his finding was confirmed by Welch & Sastry490 . de Vaucouleurs& de Vaucouleurs138 showed that most IC light was due to the extended halos of the two central dominant galaxies.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Productivity, as measured by the number of papers, and impact, as measured by citation numbers are the two measures we will use to assess the effectiveness of the CFHT over its approximately twenty-year history.
The Effectiveness of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
We have identified the original proposal associated with twenty-two CFHT papers published between 1997 and 1999.
The Effectiveness of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Figure 5 shows the FCC versus TAC ranking (a small number is a higher ranking) for these twenty-two proposals.
The Effectiveness of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Is the TAC being conservative and ranking sure bets higher while riskier studies end up with lower rankings? We want to emphasise that this result is very preliminary, as only twenty-two papers are included, and it relies on the predicted final citation counts.
The Effectiveness of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
We found no dependence of the FCC on the number of nights of telescope time awarded for the same twenty-two programs.
The Effectiveness of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
These semigroups consists of twenty eight types of non-isomorphic semigroups, two non-isomorphic types of groups, two non-isomorphic types of monoids which are not groups and twenty four non-isomorphic types of semigroups which are not monoids.
The monoid consisting of Kuratowski operations
Quantitative abundances of twenty elements has been extracted here for members of the two streams.
Chemical compositions of stars in two stellar streams from the Galactic thick disk
A factor of two improvement seems reasonably safe, for twenty times the data with improved detectors.
Experimental Tests of the Standard Model
Thus there are twenty two non-trivial two cycles on a K3 manifold.
M Theory and Cosmology
By the de Rham theorem, there are twenty two linearly independent elements of the cohomology at dimension two of K3.
M Theory and Cosmology
The “Disk” category contains twenty two (22) stars which have abundances and ratios consistent with nearby Population I B stars.
The Origins and Evolutionary Status of B Stars Found Far From the Galactic Plane I: Composition and Spectral Features
Including these priors improves the bounds on the other coefficients by factors of two to twenty-five.
Bounds on Spin-Dependent Lorentz Violation From Inverse Compton Observations
For example, in Figure 1(b), we could group the crossings shown into a single generalized twist region containing a full–twist of five strands, or into twenty regular twist regions, each containing a single half–twist of two strands.
Hyperbolic geometry of multiply twisted knots