fourteen-four

To move very slowly. Refers to a 14.4 kbps modem.

I couldn't get my daughter out of bed and off to school this morning; she was really fourteen-fouring.


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  • Fourteen — Four teen , n. 1. The sum of ten and four; forteen units or objects. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing fourteen, as 14 or xiv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fourteen — Four teen , a. [OE. fourtene, feowertene, AS. fe[ o]wert[=y]ne, fe[ o]wert[=e]ne. See {Four}, and {Ten}, and cf. {Forty}.] Four and ten more; twice seven. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fourteen — four|teen [ˌfo:ˈti:n US ˌfo:r ] number [: Old English; Origin: feowertiene, from feower four + tien ten ] the number 14 ▪ He used to work fourteen hours a day. ▪ I started playing the guitar when I was fourteen (=14 years old) . >fourteenth… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fourteen — O.E. feowertyne; see FOUR (Cf. four) + TEEN (Cf. teen). Cf. O.S. fiertein, O.Fris. fiuwertine, Du. veertien, O.H.G. fiorzehan, Ger. vierzehn, Goth. fidwortaihun …   Etymology dictionary

  • fourteen — [fôr′tēn′] adj. [ME fourtene < OE feowertyne: see FOUR & TEEN] totaling four more than ten n. the cardinal number between thirteen and fifteen; 14; XIV …   English World dictionary

  • fourteen — four•teen [[t]ˈfɔrˈtin, ˈfoʊr [/t]] n. 1) a cardinal number, ten plus four 2) a symbol for this number, as 14 or XIV 3) a set of this many persons or things 4) amounting to 14 in number • Etymology: bef. 950; ME fourtene, OE fēowertēne. See four …   From formal English to slang

  • four|teen|er — «FR TEE nuhr, FOHR », noun. a line of poetry of fourteen syllables …   Useful english dictionary

  • fourteen — four|teen [ fɔr tin ] number the number 14 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fourteen — four·teen …   English syllables

  • Fourteen Holy Helpers — Infobox Martyrs name=Fourteen Holy Helpers birth era= death date= martyred by= means of martyrdom= feast day=August 8 (locally) venerated in=Roman Catholic Church imagesize=200px caption= birth place= death place= beatified date= beatified place …   Wikipedia

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