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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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Every tenth day, for five and twenty years, I have received a visit from him, but in case I should need his help at any other time, I have only to touch a talisman that stands at the entrance of my chamber.
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 Sunday, the day after this notice appeared, Alexander worked all day at his Tenth Street rooms.
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.
The generous usage the Indians had promised before in my capitulation, was afterwards fully complied with, and we proceeded with them as prisoners to old Chelicothe, the principal Indian town, on Little Miami, where we arrived, after an uncomfortable journey, in very severe weather, on the eighteenth day of February, and received as good treatment as prisoners could expect from savages.--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.
BEGIN the year with a musical start with America's Tenth Avenue Jazz Band.
Chapter 3 argues that eunuchs were acculturated into Byzantine society and that "by the tenth century the gendered status of eunuchs had improved and been normalized in society" (p.