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thirty-eight

[thur-tee-eyt] /ˈθɜr tiˈeɪt/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 30 plus 8.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 38 or XXXVIII.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 38 in number.

38

[thur-tee-eyt] /ˈθɜr tiˈeɪt/
noun, plural 38s, 38's.
1.
a pistol or revolver using a cartridge approximately .38 inch in diameter.
2.
the cartridge itself.
Also, thirty-eight.
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  • I was conscious of each one of my thirty-eight years whenever I looked at him.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It was decided to reduce the number of regiments from thirty-eight to twenty-six.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • It's just thirty-eight years I'm with the master's father and himself.'

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • And you swam thirty-eight strokes under water the other day.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott
  • Out of forty fat cattle thirty-eight had it, only two escaping.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie

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