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"By the mercy of the devil," retorted Joannes Frollo, "these four hours and more; and I hope that they will be reckoned to my credit in purgatory.
"Because he is one of the four sworn booksellers of the university!" said the other.
Finally, Farmer Louis sold them eighty trusses, making in all four hundred and thirty.
He was cautioned not to let a bit of straw out of his hands under a louis the truss, and they intrusted to him straw to the amount of four hundred and thirty louis.
"Well, we shall find their muskets, their cartridges, and their flasks; and instead of four musketoons and twelve balls, we shall have fifteen guns and a hundred charges to fire."
Arrived at the bastion, the four friends turned round.
SOCRATES: Four times four are sixteen--are they not?
SOCRATES: And the space of four feet is made from this half line?
He sent at once for the fisherman, and when he came said to him, "Fisherman, bring me four more fish like you have brought already, for an accident has happened to them so that they cannot be served up to the Sultan."
Heidegger imputed to it, could not have been bestowed on four human beings who needed it more wofully.
Ferguson carefully noted the fact, that he had stopped at four degrees north latitude and seventeen degrees west longitude.
When the people observed I was quiet, they discharged no more arrows; but, by the noise I heard, I knew their numbers increased; and about four yards from me, over against my right ear, I heard a knocking for above an hour, like that of people at work; when turning my head that way, as well as the pegs and strings would permit me, I saw a stage erected about a foot and a half from the ground, capable of holding four of the inhabitants, with two or three ladders to mount it: from whence one of them, who seemed to be a person of quality, made me a long speech, whereof I understood not one syllable.
`Well, I do not mind telling you I have been at work upon this geometry of Four Dimensions for some time.
Each of these stories or galleries has four windows, facing directly to the points of the compass, and rising of course regularly above each other.
The barest notion of a State must include four or five men.