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  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of fifteen and one
  • adj. being one more than fifteen


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  • Previous business decisions, such as xvi Sara Lee's ability to generate margin improvement through cost reduction and efficiency initiatives, including

    Sara Lee Corp. to Divest North American Fresh Bakery Business to Grupo Bimbo - Yahoo! Finance

  • They began calling the for-hire motorized passenger vehicles taxis once the national French Academy determined that taximètre would replace the German taxameter to become official French.xvi Rushed Parisians are, after all, fond of shortening multisyllabic words.xvii

    The English Is Coming!

  • With that command, French put the word to work, and in quite a variety of ways.xvi

    The English Is Coming!

  • By now, O.K. looks and sounds oll korrect pretty much anywhere on language-using Earth.xvi iAs delightful as a Latin-speaking ATM may be, it would probably still eat your card after the third presentation of “Hic PIN invalidus est.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • As recorded by his friend Moriz Rappaport in his preface, “Vorwort zur zweiten Auflage,” Über die Letzen Dinge Vienna: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1918, xvi.


  • Stephen Jolly New York: Behrman House, 1976, vii, xv–xvi.


  • “The primary credit … for my turn toward science and secular humanism in graduate school goes to Professors Baynard Brattstrom, Meg White, and Doug Naverick at the California State University – Fullerton, whose passion for science made me realize that no religion could come close to the epic narratives told by cosmologists, evolutionary biologists, and social scientists about the origins and evolution of the cosmos, life behavior, and civilization.” (xv-xvi)

    A California Ruling

  • -- Cognitive impairment, including memory loss [xiv] -- A potential increased risk of cancer [xv] -- Decreased function of the immune system [xvi] -- Depression

    The Cholesterol Myth That Could Be Harming Your Health

  • It may also increase the level of hormones in the gut (such as cholecystokinin), which is another way to control your appetite. (xvi)

    The Super Fiber That Controls Your Appetite and Blood Sugar

  • As a child, Janet discovers her mother's "manuscript in an antique desk, seldom used, in my father's library," and finds in it something of a key to her mother's somewhat forbidding character xvi.

    The Little Professor:


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