one-sixteenth one-sixteenth


  • (n) one part in sixteen equal parts



  1. Their palms were covered with great ulcers, about one-half inch in diameter, one-sixteenth to one-eighth inch deep; the margins were irregular in outline and thickened.
  2. The magnet weighs about one-sixteenth of an ounce.
  3. Fifteen minutes later, when Fenton swung into his final approach, visibility had dropped to one-sixteenth of a mile, a blanket of fog and smoke still hugged the ground.


  1. Dense fog shrouds Houston's early morning commute

    Officials caution motorists in foggy areas to drive slowly and to use low-beam headlights. Early Monday, visibility at Bush Intercontinental Airport was one-eighth of a mile while at Hobby Airport visibility dropped to one-sixteenth of a mile, said Josh Lichter, a weather service meteorologist.
    on February 10, 2014     Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. Vladimir Putin's fun day at the Sochi Games, including an amazing selfie (Photos)

    These Sochi Olympics are Vladimir Putin's party, and Sunday he spent the day watching the action, hanging with some athletes and mingling with the masses. He even posed in a wonderful selfie with a little kid and one-sixteenth of a lady's face. He looked so thrilled.
    on February 10, 2014     Source: Fourth-Place Medal via Yahoo! Sports

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