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ninety-seventh

[nahyn-tee-sev-uh nth] /ˈnaɪn tiˈsɛv ənθ/
adjective
1.
next after the ninety-sixth; being the ordinal number for 97.
2.
being one of 97 equal parts.
noun
3.
a ninety-seventh part, especially of one (1/97).
4.
the ninety-seventh member of a series.
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  • I found we were on the eighty-fourth parallel, near the ninety-seventh meridian.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • He was only twenty-eight when he fell, leading his regiment--the ninety-seventh--in action before Sebastopol.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • The four sections in question are the seventh, the fourteenth, the sixteenth, and the ninety-seventh.

    Science and Education Thomas H. Huxley
  • With the perilous Big Lead behind us, a bounding course was set to reach the eighty-fifth parallel on the ninety-seventh meridian.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • Our course when arriving at the Pole, as near as it was possible to determine, was on the ninety-seventh meridian.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • But the compass, pointing to the magnetic Pole along the ninety-seventh meridian, was as useful as ever.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • Near the ninety-seventh meridian the rainfall of this region becomes insufficient for general farming in ordinary years.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • Its confluence with the Red is between the ninety-sixth and ninety-seventh meridians.

  • Henceforth he lived in retirement until his ninety-seventh year; but from his apparent failure sprang a practical success.

    The Wisdom of Confucius Epiphanius Wilson
  • Then I rubber for the ninety-seventh time at the female warbler, who is standing talking to Frankie, the band leader.

    The Flying Cuspidors V. R. Francis

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