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- n. Plural form of octad.
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Theor gazed at the looted ruin of a fisher town, the fifteen or more octads of lean dark ships lying at anchor, the army of giants ashore who swarmed into formation as his own folk approached.
And do you know how many octads of years it would take to clear enough land for even the scantiest ranching?
As Theor helped Norlak deploy three octads of pike wielders on the foredeck, his hunter's hearts rallied within him.
The areas affected were still comparatively small, and the new populations very young: children in the first and second octads of life, guided by a sparse cadre of linguists who under pain of death spoke only the new language.