- n. Plural form of sixteenth.
“However, it is best to cut them into thick slices or about sixteenths, that is, to cut each quarter into four pieces.”
“A considerable reduction in the number of proprietors was effected before 1624 -- in most cases by the purchase of the interests of certain ones by their associates -- for we find their holdings spoken of in that year as "sixteenths," and these shares to have sometimes been attached for their owners 'debts.”
“(Or "sixteenths", as Curnow had once christened them because of their size.”
“SIGNATURE A printed sheet of paper, folded to size and ready for sewing (i.e.: large paper folded in half, fourths, eighths, sixteenths, or thirty-seconds).”
“With all the kids outside together at the same time—and no adults telling them when to eat their organic grapes, cut into sixteenths—they'll finally do that thing we did when we were growing up.”
“In fact, the random breeds in her were so attenuated that they were valued at eighths and sixteenths.”
“One-eighth and one-sixteenth Hawaiian were they, which meant that seven-eighths or fifteen-sixteenths white blood informed that skin yet failed to obliterate the modicum of golden tawny brown of Polynesia.”
“Scandwell, grandfather, was pure white; Martha three-quarters white; the many sons and daughters of them seven-eighths white; the grandchildren graded up to fifteen-sixteenths white, or, in the cases when their seven-eighths fathers and mothers had married seven-eighths, themselves fourteen-sixteenths or seven-eighths white.”
“Afterwards, Leopold Stokowski commissioned another work, the 'Concertino in quarters, eighths - and sixteenths of a tone', later performed by Stokowski and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra in New York and Philadelphia.”
“Hence, the piano for quarters of a tone covered four full octaves, while the piano for sixteenths of a tone covered only one octave!”
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