# Once, twice, thrice…What comes next? (And don’t say “…a lady”)?

Gambit, dammit, there is NO such thing as quice or pice! Although there is such a thing as quiche and pie, and they are yummy.

John Bon Jov, may the Force be with you.

Ahiedisa, quad means "a clipped form of quadrangle, quadruplet, or quadraphonic"; a pirce of tipe metal lower than the face of the type, used for spacing, to fill blank lines, etc.; or a unit of energy equal to one quadrillion b.t.u." But it does not does not mean "four times." Although I suppose "quadruple" does mean "four times," it refers to quantity, as in "four times the amount." I'm looking for an adverb to describe a number of occurrences, as in: "Jon jumped over the wall not once, not twice, not thrice, but _____."

Stephan_allc, although "fourfold" does mean "four times," it means "four times as much or as many," not "four times" as in an occurrance.

BigEz970, damn you. Damn you to hell.

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• I found this on the Oxford Dictionaries Ask Oxford site:

"Nothing, I'm afraid. These three are the only words of their type, and no further terms in the series have ever existed (the suggestion of quince' for five times' is picturesque but no more!). Presumably the language has not felt the lack of them."

• "Once, Twice, Thrice, Quarce, Quince, Sence, Septence, Octence, Novence, Tonce, Elevonce, Twolce, Thorce, Quartonce, Quintonce, Sextonce, Septonce, Octonce, and Noventonce..."

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RE:

Once, twice, thrice...What comes next? (And don't say "...a lady")?

• Thrice.

• Fourfold

• Er.. force?

(Oh no, that's just when Blair and Bush decide that a country in the Middle East is bad, isn't it)

• a lady. it's "a lady", right?

• Quad or quadruple.

• Quice (four)? Pice (five)?

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