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
    2004, J. Michael Straczynski, The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5: The Quality of Mercy[1]:
    Minbari use base 11, not base 10, so twelve would be eleventy-first year, and so on. Minbari base eleven includes fingers and head, from which the principle of mathematics comes. […] Eleventy-seven = Eighteen base ten. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven. Eleventy-one, eleventy-two, eleventy-three, eleventy-four, eleventy-five, eleventy-six, eleventy-seven, eleventy-eight, eleventy-nine, eleventy-ten, twelf[t]y. Twelfty-one, twelfty-two, twelf[t]y-three, twelfty-four, twelfty-five, twelfty-six, twelfty-seven, twelfty-eight, twelfty-nine, twelfty-ten. And so on. Who here still has a problem with this?

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