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  • n. Plural form of seventeenth.

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Examples

  • But if four-seventeenths of a revolution had been taken for the angle of the creases, the ultimate polygon would have had thirty-four sides.

    Notes and Queries, Number 219, January 7, 1854 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc

  • Ireland was to pay two-seventeenths of the whole imperial burden.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843

  • Ireland should pay two-seventeenths of the joint expenditure of the

    Ireland and the Home Rule Movement

  • Of all his store, unconsciously increased, he can always part with sixteen-seventeenths, by way of concession to his individuality, and think the subtraction so much concealing marble chipped from the heroic figure of himself.

    The Precept of Peace

  • He fixed the contribution at one-fifteenth or approximately half that of two-seventeenths fixed by Pitt in 1800, and the new figure was certainly not too low.

    The Framework of Home Rule

  • My dear children, I see hundreds of boys who can tell me what is thirteen seventeenths of two elevenths of five times one half of a bushel of wheat, stated in pecks, quarts, and pints; and yet if I showed them a grain of wheat, and a grain of unhulled rice, and a grain of barley, they would not know which was which.

    How to Do It

  • If you stare at the sun long enough, it becomes nineteen thousand, three hundred thousand and twenty million thirty-five point nine hundred trillion seventeenths amphibious vehicles who are willing to address your every pleasure in exchange for the promise of Industrial Revolution, and if you do not believe me than go fuck yourself because I don't have to prove anything to you, you stupid cunt. book Two

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