9 from the Anglo Saxon

of Trinities

The Gates of Hell
are Thrice Threefold

Pronounce 9 times
``Avaunt, ye spectres, from
this house!'' and the
Exorcism is complete

When Vulcan was
thrown out of Olympus
he fell to earth for 9 days.

The number of fingers one has
left on both hands after stopping
a hole in the dike.

A wonder lasts for nine
days, and then the puppies
eyes are open.

A standard formula of the ``Johnny
Dollar'' radio show of the 50s
was to have Johnny knocked on
the head in one way or
another and to lie in
a daze until he came to
babbling of the bliss he
had just experienced
on Cloud Nine.

from John Ciardi

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