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tenth

1. coming after the ninth in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc.; being the ordinal number of ten: often written 10th
2. 
a. one of 10 approximately equal parts of something
b. (as modifier): a tenth part
3. one of 10 equal divisions of a particular measurement, etc.
4. the fraction equal to one divided by ten (1/10)
5. Music
a. an interval of one octave plus a third
b. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other
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When I wish to rise to the level of the sea, I only let off the water, and empty all the reservoirs if I want the Nautilus to emerge from the tenth part of her total capacity.
Far under the wide-pathed earth a branch of Oceanus flows through the dark night out of the holy stream, and a tenth part of his water is allotted to her.
On Sunday, the day after this notice appeared, Alexander worked all day at his Tenth Street rooms.
What you ask is impossible," she answered; "but stay here with me instead, and we can be happy, and all you will have to do is to betake yourself to the forest every tenth day, when I am expecting my master the genius.
Most of the entries in the 'Chronicle' are bare and brief, but sometimes, especially in the accounts of Alfred's own splendid exploits, a writer is roused to spirited narrative, occasionally in verse; and in the tenth century two great battles against invading Northmen, at Brunanburh and Maldon, produced the only important extant pieces of Anglo-Saxon poetry which certainly belong to the West Saxon period.
But near the end of the tenth century new swarms of 'Danes' reappeared from the Baltic lands, once more slaughtering and devastating, until at last in the eleventh century the 'Danish' though Christian Canute ruled for twenty years over all England.
On the tenth day of March following, I, and ten of my men, were conducted by forty Indians to Detroit, where we arrived the thirtieth day, and were treated by Governor Hamilton, the British commander at that post, with great humanity.
The Indians left my men in captivity with the British at Detroit, and on the tenth day of April brought me towards Old Chelicothe, where we arrived on the twenty-fifth day of the same month.
The Indians continued their hostilities; and, about the tenth of August following, two boys were taken from Major Hoy's station.
Louis, one of the few cities that charged a sufficient price, nine- tenths of the merchants refused to become subscribers.
14 March 2018 - New York, US-based e-commerce holding company Tenth Avenue Commerce (TAC) has acquired a majority interest in Ohio, US-based pet toy manufacturer Horsemen's Pride's business, including Jolly Pets, to expand offerings in pet toy industry, the company said.
Muscat: Indian students taking the tenth standard boards this year will get the benefit of a rule relaxation.