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1) Sixes and Sevens (All). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Ill-assorted; not matched, higgledy-pig-gledy. 1 To be at sixes and sevens. Spoken of things, it means in confusion; spoken of persons, it means in disagreement or...

2) at sixes and sevens. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...at sixes and sevens In a state of confusion or disorder: Trying to cram for this math test has me all at sixes and sevens. 1...

3) Pothooks. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The 77th Foot; so called because the two sevens resemble two pothooks. Now called the Second Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment. The first battalion is the old 57th....

4) Higgledy-piggledy. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...In great confusion; at sixes and sevens. A higgler is a pedlar whose stores are all huddled together. Higgledy means after the fashion of a higgler s basket; and...

5) The Wife-Woman by Anne Spencer. James Weldon Johnson, ed. 1922. The Book of American Negro Poetry
...MAKER-OF-SEVENS in the scheme of things From earth to star; Thy cycle holds whatever is fate, and Over the border the bar. Though rank and fierce the mariner 5 Sailing...

6) 17038. Doolittle, Hilda. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:17038 QUOTATION:See,how they traceacross the very-marbleof this place,bright sevens and printed fours,elevens and careful eights. ATTRIBUTION:Hilda Doolittle...

7) skat. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A card game for three persons that is played with 32 cards, sevens through aces. 2. One of the combinations of cards occurring in this game. German, from Italian...

8) Genesis 7. The Holy Bible: King James Version.
...righteous before me in this generation. 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two,...

9) 42754. O. Henry [William Sydney Porter]. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...Sydney Porter] (1862-1910), U.S. short-story writer. "Makes the Whole World Kin," Sixes and Sevens (1911)....

10) six. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...parts, units, or members, especially a motor vehicle having six cylinders. at sixes and sevens In a state of confusion or disorder. Middle English, from Old English....

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