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stratarithmetry

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of drawing up an army, or any given number of men, in any geometrical figure, or of estimating or expressing the number of men in such a figure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., the art of drawing up an army or body of men in a geometrical figure, or of estimating or expressing the number of men in such a figure.

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  • I'd venture to guess that it's obsolete because no one knew how to pronounce the darn thing without tripping over it and slamming on the mouth-brakes.

    September 4, 2008

  • Is it obsolete because all those people finally figured out that standing around waiting for someone to estimate their number was really boring? (Or because serfdom was abolished?)

    September 4, 2008

  • (Obsolete) The art of drawing up an army or body of people in a given geometrical figure, and of estimating the number of people contained in such a figure.

    Who knew? :-)

    September 4, 2008