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  • n. The cardinal number occurring after eight hundred ninety-nine and before nine hundred one, represented in Arabic numerals as 900. Ordinal: nine-hundredth.

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  • Nancy Hoag, who currently lives in Montana, is an award-winning teacher and speaker and the author of more than nine hundred articles, devotions, and columns placed in nearly 160 publications.

    Humor for a Sister’s Heart

  • Its northern termination (called Tete du Couteau in consequence of its peculiar configuration) is not more than fifteen to twenty miles across; its elevation above the level of the Big Stone Lake is eight hundred and ninety feet, and above the ocean one thousand nine hundred and sixteen feet.

    Minnesota and Dacotah: in letters descriptive of a tour through the North-west, in the autumn of 1856. With information relative to public lands,

  • I turn, for instance, to Buffon's tables, of twenty-three thousand nine hundred and ninety-four deaths, and the ages at which they happened, and I find that of the numbers of all ages living at one moment, half will be dead in twenty-four years and eight months.

    Letters

  • Of all cosmetic chemicals used, only a small percentage have been adequately studied, and nearly nine hundred are toxic, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • The letter was addressed to me at the apartment and it went on to congratulate me on becoming a valuedcustomer of the company and confirmed that they had wired nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars to the account of a car dealer in Boston.

    Walls of Silence

  • Tearing through a barren field, the Cessna plowed through a ditch, then skidded through some saplings, and finally hit a large tree stump and slid to a halt on Greensburg Road, about nine hundred feet from the runway.

    The Greatest Game

  • At one time there were over forty phalansteries in this country, and if one groups together the Owenite communities and the religious movements of various sorts, there were at least one hundred and seventy-eight actual Utopian groups with from fifteen to nine hundred members each.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • Instead of laboring along the nine hundred miles of the curve of the Nile between Wadi Halfa and Berber, and hauling his force past three of the six Cataracts between Egypt and Khartoum, he would lay 400 miles of track, 230 of them cutting across the waterless Nubian Desert to Abu Hamed, just north of Berber.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • For a test I look up the list of bishops of the Church of England in Whitaker's Almanac; it appears that there are 40 of these functionaries, including the archbishops, but not the suffragans; and that the total salary paid to them amounts to more than nine hundred thousand dollars a year.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • More than nine hundred atomic explosions took place at the NTS, the great majority of them in the 1950s and early 1960s.

    First Man

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