There were twenty of them, far more than the small house could hold.
Talon shoved her back into the valley with a snarled threat under his breath, and she hurried out of the trough again, breathing hard by the time she'd clambered twenty feet to the top.
It happened about twenty minutes ago.
We still have more tests we could run but up to twenty four to forty eight hours; I'm pretty close on both time and location.
You got twenty-five days left.
"She's killed as many as twenty since the winter began," said Thomas Tanner.
My books and pages were rattled off quickly while Martha had pointed to twenty different words listed in a large dictionary.
Twenty-five years ago, I had never seen a mobile phone.
This lovely, sweet-natured lady offered to teach me herself, and we began the twenty-sixth of March, 1890.
If she hadn't grown out of it in twenty-one years, she wasn't likely to.
I'm twenty-five, he just turned twenty.
You've got twenty-seven minutes to get out of here before Jimmy levels this place.
She'd been terrified that day, unaware she'd be mated to him twenty four hours later.
Randy Byrne was Cynthia's twenty year-old son from her first marriage.
Twenty-four hours after his hour-long downhill hike from the mine, Dean's stilts felt like he'd run a barefoot marathon on cobblestoned streets.
When we married, I was twenty-eight and he was fifty-two—nearly twice my age—two years older than my father!
The brilliantly polished Tin Woodman marched next, at the head of the Royal Army of Oz which consisted of twenty-eight officers, from Generals down to Captains.
For this reason they had bought some powder and stored it at Concord,[Footnote: Concord (_pro_. kong'krd).] nearly twenty miles away.
Because of this, "two bits" is still slang for twenty-five cents in the United States.
Miss Sullivan and I spent the rest of the winter with our friends, the Chamberlins in Wrentham, twenty-five miles from Boston.
The man, or boy, couldn't have been more than twenty, yet his steps were as sure as the hands that whirled her around the room.
He just turned twenty-one and he thinks he is a man now.
She had nearly run him down, slapped his face and taken him away from his work in less than twenty-four hours.
I'm pert near twenty-one.
I mean, he's a twenty eight year old man, for heavens' sake.
The same woman who would die in twenty-three years from ovarian cancer.
She turned twenty-four two months ago and started having all these issues, like she's a vamp.
It was something normal people did during this time of year, something she'd done every year for twenty-three years.
He knew nothing beyond the past twenty-four hours.
We've got to start moving everything within twenty-four hours, Lon told them, slinging a machine gun over his shoulder.
The Buen, as everyone referred to it, was located in a hundred year old structure previously known as the Scott-Humphries Building, which had remained vacant for over twenty-five years.
But here was twenty-year-old Randy Byrne, at the threshold of life, batting .362 with seventeen home runs, a slew of RBI's, and a glove that could stop a freight train, being offered the world!
I've been visiting the San Juans every summer now for the last twenty years.
"You should have bought real estate twenty years ago," Dean offered.
Years. Ten, twenty, fifty.
Behind her throne stood the twenty-eight officers of her army and many officials of the royal household.
The next day twenty men and boys came together for the grand wolf hunt.
When Aesop was about twenty years old his master lost a great deal of money and was obliged to sell his slaves.
He had now been a wanderer for twenty days.
It tried three times, four times, a dozen times, twenty times--but always with the same result.
Then it tried the twenty-first time.
I think it is bigger by "twenty hundred thousand times" (my favorite number used by Shakespeare.)
You are being helped by an excellent salesperson who has been working there for twenty-five years.
The twenty-five years of experience really does make a difference.
That said, the suggestions of the twenty-five-year sales veteran wouldn't stand a chance against Amazon.
Of the twenty thousand sales he has made in his career, he probably remembers a few hundred distinctly and a few thousand vaguely.
We will do much more in the next twenty years than in the preceding one hundred.
He predicts that within twenty years, the first person to live to one thousand will be born.
Now, less than twenty years later, a drive one thousand times larger is $70.
Didn't Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, believe the Constitution should be rewritten every twenty years so that no one was governed by a document they had no say in creating?
I can go to Sam's Club and buy a twenty-pound bag of rice for $10 and a twenty-pound bag of pinto beans for $13.
I say we can improve things not by 20 or so percent, but by twenty times or more.
The United Nations World Food Programme was so inspired by this success that pilot programs for an exchange were launched in twenty-one countries.
According to the Center for Systemic Peace's tally, the world went from just twenty democracies in 1946 to ninety-two in 2009.
China pulled out all the stops, dividing its farmland into about twenty-five thousand collective farms with an average of five thousand households each.
In terms of murders per one hundred thousand inhabitants, England fell from roughly twenty-three in the 1300s to about one today.
George Armstrong Custer, of "Custer's Last Stand" fame, became a major general at twenty-four.
It is only really about twenty years old.
How many do you think there are now—ten, twenty, fifty million?
Mr. Jefferson let me touch his face so that I could imagine how he looked on waking from that strange sleep of twenty years, and he showed me how poor old Rip staggered to his feet.
Twenty-five days later, while she was on a short visit away from home, she wrote to her mother.
We went down a hundred and twenty feet in an elevator that we might see the violent eddies and whirlpools in the deep gorge below the Falls.
There were about twenty-five thousand people at the game, and, when we went out, the noise was so terrific, we nearly jumped out of our skins, thinking it was the din of war, and not of a football game that we heard.
At the age of twenty-six months scarlet fever left her without sight or hearing.
Helen's head measures twenty and one-half inches, and mine measures twenty-one and one-half inches.
She will be seven years old the twenty-seventh of this month.
The first evening she learned the names of all the people in the hotel, about twenty, I think.
She replied immediately, "Twenty twos make forty."
The quail lays fifteen or twenty eggs and they are white.
It appears from the above estimate, that my food alone cost me in money about twenty-seven cents a week.
The one hundred and twenty-five dollars annually subscribed for a Lyceum in the winter is better spent than any other equal sum raised in the town.
And here's your pay for them! screams the countryman's whistle; timber like long battering-rams going twenty miles an hour against the city's walls, and chairs enough to seat all the weary and heavy-laden that dwell within them.
Here is a hogshead of molasses or of brandy directed to John Smith, Cuttingsville, Vermont, some trader among the Green Mountains, who imports for the farmers near his clearing, and now perchance stands over his bulkhead and thinks of the last arrivals on the coast, how they may affect the price for him, telling his customers this moment, as he has told them twenty times before this morning, that he expects some by the next train of prime quality.
He was about twenty-eight years old, and had left Canada and his father's house a dozen years before to work in the States, and earn money to buy a farm with at last, perhaps in his native country.
The water is so transparent that the bottom can easily be discerned at the depth of twenty-five or thirty feet.
The whole bank, which is from twenty to forty feet high, is sometimes overlaid with a mass of this kind of foliage, or sandy rupture, for a quarter of a mile on one or both sides, the produce of one spring day.
But when I stood on the shore they at once rose up with a great flapping of wings at the signal of their commander, and when they had got into rank circled about over my head, twenty-nine of them, and then steered straight to Canada, with a regular honk from the leader at intervals, trusting to break their fast in muddier pools.
I need five hundred rubles, and have only one twenty-five-ruble note.
This young man, of whom I spoke to you last summer, is so noble-minded and full of that real youthfulness which one seldom finds nowadays among our old men of twenty and, particularly, he is so frank and has so much heart.
From the far side of the house through the closed doors came the sound of difficult passages--twenty times repeated--of a sonata by Dussek.
He will get up in twenty minutes.
When the twenty minutes had elapsed and the time had come for the old prince to get up, Tikhon came to call the young prince to his father.
He explained how an army, ninety thousand strong, was to threaten Prussia so as to bring her out of her neutrality and draw her into the war; how part of that army was to join some Swedish forces at Stralsund; how two hundred and twenty thousand Austrians, with a hundred thousand Russians, were to operate in Italy and on the Rhine; how fifty thousand Russians and as many English were to land at Naples, and how a total force of five hundred thousand men was to attack the French from different sides.
Behind Kutuzov, at a distance that allowed every softly spoken word to be heard, followed some twenty men of his suite.
And from the different ranks some twenty men ran to the front.
"Oh, my bower new...!" chimed in twenty voices, and the castanet player, in spite of the burden of his equipment, rushed out to the front and, walking backwards before the company, jerked his shoulders and flourished his castanets as if threatening someone.
On the twenty-eighth of October Kutuzov with his army crossed to the left bank of the Danube and took up a position for the first time with the river between himself and the main body of the French.
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
As twenty years before, it seemed impossible that the little creature who lived somewhere under her heart would ever cry, suck her breast, and begin to speak, so now she could not believe that that little creature could be this strong, brave man, this model son and officer that, judging by this letter, he now was.
Prince Andrew and the battalion were already within twenty paces of the cannon.
About twenty people were present, including Dolokhov and Denisov.
Some twenty men were gathered round a table at which Dolokhov sat between two candles.
In reality it already exceeded twenty thousand rubles.
Twenty-one rubles, he said, pointing to the figure twenty-one by which the total exceeded the round sum of forty-three thousand; and taking up a pack he prepared to deal.
Twenty-one rubles, he said, pointing to the figure twenty-one by which the total exceeded the round sum of forty-three thousand; and taking up a pack he prepared to deal.
Rostov submissively unbent the corner of his card and, instead of the six thousand he had intended, carefully wrote twenty-one.
Soon after Prince Andrew's return the old prince made over to him a large estate, Bogucharovo, about twenty-five miles from Bald Hills.
'Please to wait.' 'I've widden twenty miles and have duties to attend to and no time to wait.
On the evening of the twenty-fourth of June, Count Zhilinski arranged a supper for his French friends.
Often after collecting alms, and reckoning up twenty to thirty rubles received for the most part in promises from a dozen members, of whom half were as well able to pay as himself, Pierre remembered the masonic vow in which each Brother promised to devote all his belongings to his neighbor, and doubts on which he tried not to dwell arose in his soul.
"Or at least twenty thousand, Count," he added, "and then a note of hand for only sixty thousand."
Only excuse me, my dear fellow, I'll give you twenty thousand and a note of hand for eighty thousand as well.
Sonya was nearly twenty; she had stopped growing prettier and promised nothing more than she was already, but that was enough.
Besides the family, there were eight borzoi kennelmen and more than forty borzois, so that, with the borzois on the leash belonging to members of the family, there were about a hundred and thirty dogs and twenty horsemen.
She was twenty-seven.
In their service he risked his skin and his life twenty times a year, and in their service had lost more horses than the money he had from them would buy.
With others Balaga bargained, charging twenty-five rubles for a two hours' drive, and rarely drove himself, generally letting his young men do so.
Balaga was a fair-haired, short, and snub-nosed peasant of about twenty- seven; red-faced, with a particularly red thick neck, glittering little eyes, and a small beard.
"Home!" said Pierre, and despite twenty-two degrees of frost Fahrenheit he threw open the bearskin cloak from his broad chest and inhaled the air with joy.
On the twenty-ninth of May Napoleon left Dresden, where he had spent three weeks surrounded by a court that included princes, dukes, kings, and even an emperor.
But the Emperor and Balashev passed out into the illuminated garden without noticing Arakcheev who, holding his sword and glancing wrathfully around, followed some twenty paces behind them.
Pressing his lips together he made that effort for the twenty-thousandth time and lay down.
This was quite correct on the twenty-fourth of July.
But on the twenty- ninth of July Kutuzov received the title of Prince.
One instance, which had occurred some twenty years before, was a movement among the peasants to emigrate to some unknown "warm rivers."
Just as Dron was a model village Elder, so Alpatych had not managed the prince's estates for twenty years in vain.
I have served twenty-three years and have done no wrong.
On the twenty-fourth the weather cleared up after a spell of rain, and after dinner Pierre left Moscow.
On the twenty-fourth of August the battle of the Shevardino Redoubt was fought, on the twenty-fifth not a shot was fired by either side, and on the twenty-sixth the battle of Borodino itself took place.
Before the battle of Borodino our strength in proportion to the French was about as five to six, but after that battle it was little more than one to two: previously we had a hundred thousand against a hundred and twenty thousand; afterwards little more than fifty thousand against a hundred thousand.
On the twenty-fourth, we are told, Napoleon attacked this advanced post and took it, and, on the twenty-sixth, attacked the whole Russian army, which was in position on the field of Borodino.
Not only did the Russians not fortify the position on the field of Borodino to the left of, and at a right angle to, the highroad (that is, the position on which the battle took place), but never till the twenty- fifth of August, 1812, did they think that a battle might be fought there.
This was shown first by the fact that there were no entrenchments there by the twenty fifth and that those begun on the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth were not completed, and secondly, by the position of the Shevardino Redoubt.
And why were all efforts exhausted and six thousand men sacrificed to defend it till late at night on the twenty-fourth?
Napoleon, riding to Valuevo on the twenty-fourth, did not see (as the history books say he did) the position of the Russians from Utitsa to Borodino (he could not have seen that position because it did not exist), nor did he see an advanced post of the Russian army, but while pursuing the Russian rearguard he came upon the left flank of the Russian position--at the Shevardino Redoubt--and unexpectedly for the Russians moved his army across the Kolocha.
By crossing to the other side of the Kolocha to the left of the highroad, Napoleon shifted the whole forthcoming battle from right to left (looking from the Russian side) and transferred it to the plain between Utitsa, Semenovsk, and Borodino--a plain no more advantageous as a position than any other plain in Russia--and there the whole battle of the twenty-sixth of August took place.
Had Napoleon not ridden out on the evening of the twenty-fourth to the Kolocha, and had he not then ordered an immediate attack on the redoubt but had begun the attack next morning, no one would have doubted that the Shevardino Redoubt was the left flank of our position, and the battle would have taken place where we expected it.
We should have attacked Napoleon in the center or on the right, and the engagement would have taken place on the twenty-fifth, in the position we intended and had fortified.
On the morning of the twenty-fifth Pierre was leaving Mozhaysk.
Out of an army of a hundred thousand we must expect at least twenty thousand wounded, and we haven't stretchers, or bunks, or dressers, or doctors enough for six thousand.
Yet from among these men twenty thousand are doomed to die, and they wonder at my hat!
On the twenty-fifth of August, so his historians tell us, Napoleon spent the whole day on horseback inspecting the locality, considering plans submitted to him by his marshals, and personally giving commands to his generals.
On the evening of the twenty-sixth of August, Kutuzov and the whole Russian army were convinced that the battle of Borodino was a victory.
For instance, on the twenty-eighth it is suggested to him to cross to the Kaluga road, but just then an adjutant gallops up from Miloradovich asking whether he is to engage the French or retire.
At Drissa and at Smolensk and most palpably of all on the twenty-fourth of August at Shevardino and on the twenty- sixth at Borodino, and each day and hour and minute of the retreat from Borodino to Fili.
On the twenty-eighth of August he arrived.
Owing to the count's customary carelessness nothing was ready for their departure by the twenty-eighth of August and the carts that were to come from their Ryazan and Moscow estates to remove their household belongings did not arrive till the thirtieth.
From the twenty-eighth till the thirty-first all Moscow was in a bustle and commotion.
But in general I can tell you, Papa, that such a heroic spirit, the truly antique valor of the Russian army, which they--which it" (he corrected himself) "has shown or displayed in the battle of the twenty-sixth-- there are no words worthy to do it justice!
While still a few steps from the officer she unfolded the kerchief and took out of it a white twenty- five-ruble assignat and hastily handed it to him.
At Anna Pavlovna's on the twenty-sixth of August, the very day of the battle of Borodino, there was a soiree, the chief feature of which was to be the reading of a letter from His Lordship the Bishop when sending the Emperor an icon of the Venerable Sergius.
The twenty-four sharpshooters with discharged muskets, standing in the center of the circle, ran back to their places as the companies passed by.
In the darkness some twenty different men surrounded Pierre.
There were some twenty of us lying there.
Napoleon himself was in Moscow as late as the twenty-fifth.
Ill with fever he went to Smolensk with twenty thousand men to defend the town against Napoleon's whole army.
Having changed horses twice and galloped twenty miles in an hour and a half over a sticky, muddy road, Bolkhovitinov reached Litashevka after one o'clock at night.
But that native land was too far off, and for a man going a thousand miles it is absolutely necessary to set aside his final goal and to say to himself: "Today I shall get to a place twenty-five miles off where I shall rest and spend the night," and during the first day's journey that resting place eclipses his ultimate goal and attracts all his hopes and desires.
Who has told them not to capture me these twenty times over?
On the twenty-second of October that party was no longer with the same troops and baggage trains with which it had left Moscow.
At midday on the twenty-second of October Pierre was going uphill along the muddy, slippery road, looking at his feet and at the roughness of the way.
November 9: twenty miles from Smolensk.
Expecting the enemy from behind and not in front, the French separated in their flight and spread out over a distance of twenty-four hours.
At the end of the third verse as the last note died away, twenty voices roared out at once: Oo-oo-oo-oo!
Some twenty men of the Sixth Company who were on their way into the village joined the haulers, and the wattle wall, which was about thirty- five feet long and seven feet high, moved forward along the village street, swaying, pressing upon and cutting the shoulders of the gasping men.
That peasant near Mozhaysk where the battle was said the men were all called up from ten villages around and they carted for twenty days and still didn't finish carting the dead away.
On the twenty-ninth of November Kutuzov entered Vilna--his "dear Vilna" as he called it.
Within a week Moscow already had fifteen thousand inhabitants, in a fortnight twenty-five thousand, and so on.
Having taken precautions against the general drunkenness to be expected on the morrow because it was a great saint's day, he returned to dinner, and without having time for a private talk with his wife sat down at the long table laid for twenty persons, at which the whole household had assembled.
During that twenty-year period an immense number of fields were left untilled, houses were burned, trade changed its direction, millions of men migrated, were impoverished, or were enriched, and millions of Christian men professing the law of love of their fellows slew one another.
Similarly a man who committed a murder twenty years ago and has since lived peaceably and harmlessly in society seems less guilty and his action more due to the law of inevitability, to someone who considers his action after twenty years have elapsed than to one who examined it the day after it was committed.
Apparently he was shipping someone twenty-five thousand dollars worth of cocaine.
The latest entry was to a Sharon Dobson in the amount of twenty-five thousand.
Maybe they found cocaine on her and she needed twenty-five thousand to get out of jail.
Maybe it was the near-inaudible buzz or the rain on the roof, or my imagination, by I actually napped, for about twenty minutes.
I had recorded twenty-one minutes.
If Howie drops into ten or twenty minutes of anyone's life, chance are all he sees is them picking their nose, reading a book or working.
I took careful note of the time and movements, all of which lasted twenty-one minutes.
He's never out more than ten to twenty minutes at a time and three or four sessions make a heavy day.
"Besides," Quinn interrupted, "If I tried to set Howie that far back we'd be lucky to get within twenty miles of New Bedford and a couple of days of the killing.
He waited in the dark nearly twenty minutes before hearing an automobile approach.
Lady luck intervened when the director removed a twenty dollar bill from his wallet for a tip for the maid and Howie was able to record the bill number.
He was putting up a framed twenty dollar bill on the wall next to a picture of him with the president.
The city of twenty-five thousand was located in the south western part of the state.
It was a catch twenty-two.
They covered a period of twenty years.
They say he managed nearly twenty kills before they caught him.
I played dumb but I figured my phone lines were tapped and big brother had his eye on me twenty-four, seven.
Birth information showed her age at twenty-six.
I spoke to her alone for twenty minutes.
"Maybe twenty minutes," she said.
I needed twenty minutes to bring the retired detective up to date.
Never in my twenty-nine years of white bread life had I encountered anything remotely similar to the fear I felt as that knife pressed in me.
He may have been doing his dirty deeds twenty years or more.
The camping facilities were secondary to the main park functions, multiple ball fields, tennis courts and twenty-four horse shoe pits, for the serious pitcher.
I dropped my women off at the terminal entrance of Logan Airport, amid kisses and a promise to see them in twenty-four hours.
We'd go twenty, thirty miles away to do our business, moving to different towns.
I followed about twenty lost souls up a rickety flight of stairs to a brightly lighted room, smelling of flowers and candles.
After twenty minutes into the session, I became concerned we were nearing his maximum.
She was used to the teenage fits of temperament after spending the summer with her newly turned twenty-year-old brother.
If I'm not back in twenty minutes, go someplace safe and call the police, okay? she said, placing it on the dashboard.
He'd dropped twenty in the past six.
There are twenty seven little children here and they are all blind.
He was about twenty-five.