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1pmcelmer
Abr 29, 2010, 11:38 am

for you georgette heyer readers, what does "the fives" refer to?

2karenmarie
Abr 29, 2010, 11:53 am

What's the sentence?

My first thought is that it refers to fighting - the fives would be 5 fingers made into a fist to hit.

3EveleenM
Editado: Abr 29, 2010, 1:58 pm

If it's a reference to schooldays, it could be the game of fives, an obscure sort of handball played at a few English public schools:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fives
If it's something like 'a bunch of fives' or 'handy with their fives', then it's a reference to being a good boxer.