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synonyms for fifth wheel

  • deadwood
  • hanger-on
  • lagniappe
  • spare
  • spare tire
  • superfluity
  • third wheel
  • triviality
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These Rules (leaving out the Tenor) serves for five bells; and leaving out the fifth and Tenor, they serve for four bells.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
After about the forty-fifth year it becomes gradually less; after seventy-five years it is about one-half the amount given.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Never again would he sit behind that wheel rejoicing in the insolence of speed.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
He deposited it on the vacant seat, clambered up behind the wheel, and started.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Ordinarily the diazo appears a little earlier than the Widal reaction—about the fourth or fifth day—but it may be delayed.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
In the next two days he re-wrote the twenty thousand, and on the fifth day he tore it into shreds and threw it to the winds.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
A fifth by the sheer hazard of a lucky "deal" acquires a fortune without work at all.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Must I add, that your good money paid this second loan—and yet a third—a fourth—a fifth?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The non-elastic character of water made it unsuitable for a machine requiring a fly-wheel.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
To quote Mrs. Kaye, 'A Liberal peer is as useful as a fifth wheel to a coach, and as ornamental as whitewash.'
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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