Protecting its most valued informant may well explain why it took decades to bring the sixteenth Street Church bombers to justice.
Was Rowe involved in the bombing of the sixteenth Street Baptist Church?
early 13c., from sixteen + -th (1); replacing sixtethe, sixteothe, forms based on Old English syxteoða. Cf Old Frisian sextinda, Middle Dutch sestiende, German sechzehnte, Old Norse sextandi. Musical sixteenth note is from 1861.