“Hey, Poppa Tom, get out here! There’s a photo-op in the sandbox!”
Grab camera. Go outside.
We have a little four foot square sandbox in the yard.
There were five small cousins in the sandbox.
All of them are boys.
Digression: there’s a nifty numerical word, referring to the arrangement of “pips” on a die. The word refers to the arrangement of a single dot inside a square of four dots. It’s the pattern that many people refer to as a “five spot”.
So what’s the nifty word?
Quincunx was first taught to me by the young son of a good friend. The quincunx was originally a small coin, from about 200 BC. Wouldn’t a Scrabble player adore to be able to play these letters, with this word, especially if some of the tiles are placed on extra-score squares? Thomas Edison, flush with the elation of having invented a tattooing machine, had a quincunx inked upon his forearm.
End of digression. Back to the sandbox.
Allow me to present the quincunx of cousins.