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- n. Plural form of ninetieth.
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This is why those accounts stand in dollars and ninetieths, a notation so puzzling to many.
November, 1777, there is payable as follows.dollars. ninetieths.
Although eight millions had been required for the year 1782, the payments into the public treasury had amounted to only four hundred and twenty thousand and thirty-one dollars, and twenty-nine ninetieths; and the foreign loans had not been sufficient to defray expenses it was impossible to avoid, at the close of that year, the expenditures of the superintendent of the finances had exceeded his receipts four hundred and four thousand seven hundred and thirteen dollars and nine ninetieths; and the excess continued to increase rapidly.