twelfty

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twelfty

  1. (nonstandard) One hundred twenty; 120.
    • 1854, Thomas H. Palmer, Arithmetic, Oral and Written, page 36:
      Thirty-six from a hundred and twenty-nine? [twelvety-nine.]
    • 1922, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Report and Proceedings of the Convention, page 1:
      The twelfty-six [126] weeks' strike taught us the value of being organized
    • (Can we date this quote?) Krieger, Wendy, "Twelfty for Decimal-Users", URL accessed on 2008-09-15.
      Base 120 is the largest of the historically attested bases [] There are references to a long or twelftywise count vs a short or teenty-wise count in all of the early Germanic writings.

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