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  • noun Obsolete form of mathematics.

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Examples

  • And, if such an one, who (for instance) hath waited on his master in one or two campagnes, and is able perhaps to copy the draught of a fortification from another paper; this is called mathematicks; and, beyond this (if so much) you are not to expect. "

    English Travellers of the Renaissance

  • Ruder heads stand amazed at those prodigious pieces of nature, whales, elephants, dromedaries, and camels; these, I confess, are the colossus and majestick pieces of her hand; but in these narrow engines there is more curious mathematicks; and the civility of these little citizens more neatly sets forth the wisdom of their Maker.

    Religio Medici

  • And what I understand is language, not mathematicks.

    Cartography

  • Sir John Pringle, ‘mine own friend and my Father’s friend,’ between whom and Dr. Johnson I in vain wished to establish an acquaintance, as I respected and lived in intimacy with both of them, observed to me once, very ingeniously, ‘It is not in friendship as in mathematicks, where two things, each equal to a third, are equal between themselves.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Minorca as in London; but he may study mathematicks as well in

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • You have, perhaps, no man who knows as much Greek and Latin as Bentley; no man who knows as much mathematicks as Newton: but you have many more men who know

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • He, however, observed to Mr. Malone, that ‘though he made no great figure in mathematicks, which was a study in much repute there, he could turn an Ode of Horace into English better than any of them.’

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • I must study politicks and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematicks and philosophy.

    America's First Dynasty

  • "You may be the worst mage in mathematicks in the history of the Guild."

    Colors of Chaos

  • Cerryl fumbled out four coppers, wondering how often he could afford such luxury - despite Faltar's mathematicks.

    Colors of Chaos

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