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One-twelfth   /wən-twɛlfθ/   Listen

One part in twelve equal parts.  Synonyms: duodecimal, twelfth, twelfth part.

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"One-twelfth" Quotes from Famous Books

... Nelson's Gelatine in half-a-pint of cold water for two or three hours, then add a 3d. packet of Nelson's Citric Acid and three-quarters of a pound of loaf sugar; pour on half-a-pint of boiling water and half-a-pint of sherry, orange or other wine (cold), and add one-twelfth part of a bottle of Nelson's Essence of Lemon; stir for a few minutes before pouring ...
— Nelson's Home Comforts - Thirteenth Edition • Mary Hooper

... Commissioners meant to exclude non-tax revenue—e.g., Post Office receipts, etc.—but the Commissioners in their various separate Reports generally employed the figures of total revenue. Taking these as our basis, the Irish revenue then raised would have been nearly one-twelfth instead of one-eleventh of the British revenue. In other words, of the total revenue of the United Kingdom, Ireland paid nearly one-thirteenth. (b) As to the true Irish taxable capacity of "one-twentieth," some confusion arises owing to the use ...
— The Framework of Home Rule • Erskine Childers

Words linked to "One-twelfth" :   twelfth, twelfth part, common fraction, duodecimal, simple fraction

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