TEN, adjective [Latin decem.]
1. Twice five; nine and one.
With twice ten sail I cross'd the Phrygian sea.
2. It is a kind of proverbial number.
There's a proud modesty in merit,
Averse to begging, and resolv'd to pay
TEN times the gift it asks.
The meaning in this use is, a great deal more, indefinitely.