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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

or thirty-eight

[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.
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  • The great 'all is seventy feet in lenth, fifty-six in breath, and thirty-eight feet 'igh.

    Thackeray Anthony Trollope
  • It's just thirty-eight years I'm with the master's father and himself.'

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • He was succeeded by his nephew, the great Justinian, who for thirty-eight years directed the fortunes of the Roman Empire.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • Out of forty fat cattle thirty-eight had it, only two escaping.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • Margaret, who was at this time thirty-eight years of age, was the daughter of a Flemish lady.

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