- n. Plural form of twelfth.
“As the share of Charles falls in through his death, we have merely to divide the whole hundred acres between Alfred and Benjamin in the proportion of one-third to one-fourth -- that is in the proportion of four-twelfths to three-twelfths, which is the same as four to three.”
“Using lightly greased kitchen shears or a lightly greased, large sharp knife, cut the slab crosswise into twelfths and lengthwise unto eighths to form generous 1-inch marshmallows.”
“It was hard to fathom that one-year-olds were so different from two-year-olds that, instead of just rounding up or down, every year had to be divided into twelfths.”
“Offspring Semi and her family, Mister Semi and little LTB, aged three and eleven/twelfths came down the interstate to the Fairegarden for some family fun.”
“The British fineness standard remained eleven-twelfths 91.67% gold.”
“The Spanish adopted the eleven-twelfths fine 91.67% standard for gold coins in 1536.”
“The capital stock of the company was divided in 1621, with seven twelfths for the Compagnie de Caën and five twelfths for members of the old Compagnie of Rouen and Saint-Malo.”
“From these reservoirs the water was distributed to the public through routes more or less circuitous and left the cisterns through pipes, the diameter of which was reckoned in either twelfths or sixteenths of a Roman foot.”
“And T. Livius says that, after taking Veii, they sent a colony there and distributed to each three and seven-twelfths [3 7/12]”
“But it would be communal profit: the surplus would be divided five twelfths to labor, four twelfths to capital, and three twelfths to “ability,” and everybody would be urged to become a part owner as well as a fellow worker.”
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