one-tenth


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Noun1.one-tenth - a tenth partone-tenth - a tenth part; one part in ten equal parts
common fraction, simple fraction - the quotient of two integers
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The stronger men will be in front, the jaded ones will fall behind, and on this plan only one-tenth of your army will reach its destination.
Then, when the Nautilus is afloat under these circumstances, one-tenth is out of the water.
And huge, golden melons of the papaia, ready for the eating, globuled directly from the slender- trunked trees not one-tenth the girth of the fruits they bore.
As for Paris, we only just touched at that, and he would not give me time to see one-tenth of the beauties and interesting objects of Rome.
This agreement gave Bell, Hubbard and Sanders a three-tenths interest apiece in the patents, and Watson one-tenth.
Result, three lunacy cases: Dartworthy selling out his mine for one-tenth its value; the poor woman sacrificing her respectability and sheltered nook in society to flee with him in an open boat down the Yukon; and Colonel Walthstone, breathing murder and destruction, taking out after them in another open boat.
Under King Otho the revenues of the State were five millions of dollars--raised from a tax of one-tenth of all the agricultural products of the land (which tenth the farmer had to bring to the royal granaries on pack-mules any distance not exceeding six leagues) and from extravagant taxes on trade and commerce.
Actually to get together all the Arthurian romances was not possible for any man in Malory's day, or in any other, but he gathered up a goodly number, most of them, at least, written in French, and combined them, on the whole with unusual skill, into a work of about one-tenth their original bulk, which still ranks, with all qualifications, as one of the masterpieces of English literature.
Vast numbers of a small spider, about one-tenth of an inch in length, and of a dusky red colour, were attached to the webs.
Rivers, only, certainly, she allowed, "not one-tenth so handsome, though I was a nice neat little soul enough, but he was an angel.
Had he one-tenth the knowledge of women that I have you would be in his arms this minute.
One-tenth of the cases that come before the court are caused by unfair easement.