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


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  • His annals of the Franciscan order, the Fratres Minores, in xvii. volumes in folio, (Rome, 1741,) I have now accidentally seen among the waste paper of a bookseller.] 35 See the vith book of

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Reaching the islands of Lamu and Zanzibar, Krapf settled in Mombasa and lived among the Swahili.xvii He might have thought of himself being on safari as he journeyed to Africa by boat, but he had yet to encounter the Bantu term for traveling and sailing.

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  • 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

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  • Founded in 1407, it set new standards for other banks of Northern Italy.xvii While the bank was family owned, it was overseen by a board of directors and chartered by the Genoese government to serve the public.

    The English Is Coming!

  • In March of 1989, Berners-Lee was based at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Switzerland.xvii Well before the nonphysicist lot of us was introduced to the internet, Berners-Lee and his colleagues were accustomed to using computers to communicate with fellow researchers in labs scattered around the world.

    The English Is Coming!

  • He would now witness thousands of fire-new terms flowing generously into the lexicon that he had augmented and renewed, and would probably recognize some kinships between the fast-growing English vocabulary of his world and of ours.xvii

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  • In addition to weight reduction, GM has been studied for its effects on constipation, serum cholesterol, (xvii) blood glucose, (xviii) blood pressure, (xix) and insulin resistance syndrome. (xx)

    The Super Fiber That Controls Your Appetite and Blood Sugar

  • And recently a possible association was found between statins and an increased risk of Lou Gehrig's disease. [xvii]

    The Cholesterol Myth That Could Be Harming Your Health

  • See S.M. Khan, vol. II, p. 23, for Sultan Muhammad Khan's role in bringing Pyne to Kabul, and Yapp's introduction in vol. I, p. xvii, for the autobiographical spuriousness of volume two of this text.

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • De claris mulieribus (On Famous Women) (Boccaccio), xvii

    Caesars’ Wives


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