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How To Use one-seventh In A Sentence

  • So, the cleanest, most ethical holier-than-thou Congress ever is now defending the unprecedented adoption of ram-down rules for a radical, multitrillion-dollar program to usurp one-seventh of the economy on the grounds of “two wrongs make it right”? Matthew Yglesias » Endgame
  • The motor on the outstroke crosses V-shaped parts about from one-sixth to one-seventh from the out end, the displacer charge now passing into the motor cylinder, displacing the exhaust gases by these ports and filling the cylinder and the space at the end of it with the explosive mixture. Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885
  • Half were cottagers, landless farm laborers, or vagrants, and one-seventh worked exclusively in textiles, mining, and other village industries.
  • It should never be forgotten that a steel wheel on a steel rail has one-seventh of the friction of a rubber-tyred wheel on a bitumen surface.
  • “Now it amounts to one-seventh as the cost of housing, child-care, and health-care have all risen disproportionately.” Matthew Yglesias » A Better Poverty Measure
  • And it was hurt when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in 2008; Evergreen lost one-seventh of its outstanding shares in a complex transaction involving convertible notes.
  • W.J. M. Rankine proved (_Applied M.chanics_, p. 370) that the necessary strength of a stiffening girder would be only one-seventh part of that of an independent girder of the same span as the bridge, suited to carry the same moving load (not including the dead weight of the girder which is supported by the chain). Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"
  • Ocean, and at Degerhamm on the Baltic, where the water is only one-seventh as salt as the North Sea, while the concrete blocks were built up in the form of a breakwater or groyne at Thyboron on the west coast of Jutland. The Sewerage of Sea Coast Towns
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