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  • He could not suppose that brainy Billy Hitchins would drink in a pub where the barmaid had a sister who lived next door to a blind boy who had picked up his discreet transmission on a carelessly left-on radio which was capable of receiving one-ten to one-forty megahertz on VHF.

    The Elvis Latte

  • A poignant example is Proto-Austronesian PAN *sa-puluq 'ten' or literally 'one-ten', built on *esa 'one' and *-puluq 'ten; -ty'.

    Against the *dkmtóm camp

  • The effect was tiny, about one-ten billionth of the effect of gravity on Earth, and Anderson could have dismissed it as an irritating error.

    A Space Mystery

  • He produced particles of F8BT with diameters about one-ten thousandth that of a human hair.

    Nanoparticles Lead to Improved Semiconductors | Impact Lab

  • "Turn right on the one-ten," he instructed just as I was about to ask.

    Twilight

  • Jodie, five-seven, a sleek one-ten, wore her yellow-blonde hair in a long pageboy cut.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Jodie, five-seven, a sleek one-ten, wore her yellow-blonde hair in a long pageboy cut.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • “It means,” Grissom said, “that the torso belonged to a white woman between the ages of thirty-five and forty-five, weight approximately one-ten, height about five-four…and she was definitely dismembered with a chain saw.”

    Sin City

  • “Female between thirty-five and forty-five, weighing one-ten and standing five-four…who does that remind you of?”

    Sin City

  • “It means,” Grissom said, “that the torso belonged to a white woman between the ages of thirty-five and forty-five, weight approximately one-ten, height about five-four…and she was definitely dismembered with a chain saw.”

    Sin City

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