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  • n  the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-two and one
  • s  being three more than twenty

  • By 1937, twenty-three states had outlawed marijuana: some to stop former morphine addicts from taking up a new drug, and some as a backlash against newly arrived Mexican immigrants .
  • One hundred and twenty-three planes, each bearing a single atomic bomb, would carry as much destructive power as all the bombs (2,453,595 tons) dropped by the Allies on Europe .
  • The last count was one multiplujillion, nine obsquatumatillion, six hundred twenty-three dollars and sixty-two cents.
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  • Frank Hadden in
    Hadden said: "We know the huge importance of our November matches given the draw for the 2011 Rugby World Cup and at this stage I'm pleased at the competition we have for places. Twenty-three of the squad were with us in Argentina during the summer,...
  • Dan Reeves in ESPN
    At the time that I was fired in Atlanta, I needed a break,Reeves said. "Twenty-three straight years as a head coach is very difficult. But as soon as I got enough golf played and started doing all those 'honey-do's,' I knew I was ready to...
  • George Osborne in Reuters
    We will increase this personal allowance by 1,000 pounds in April,Osborne said in his budget statement to parliament. "People will be able to earn 7,475 pounds before they have to start paying income tax. Twenty-three million people who...

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