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"There aren't two eighteenths of October in one year."
A Sheaf of Corn Mary E. Mann
The faces of the volutes must recede from the edge of the abacus inwards by one and a half eighteenths of that same amount.
The Ten Books on Architecture Vitruvius Pollio
Add these together, and we find that the wine was seven-eighteenths of total fluid, and therefore the water eleven-eighteenths.
Amusements in Mathematics Henry Ernest Dudeney 1893
About one-eighteenth of the members went with Deacon Johnson, and seventeen-eighteenths went with Rev. Marshall, for the church then numbered 2,795 members.
"By experiment, I find that fifty bushels of the cake will weigh 1,800 pounds; and of this quantity I have discovered that ten-eighteenths is farina or flour -- equal to five barrels of flour.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs 1863