[Ads-l] Oh, well.

Galen Buttitta satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 25 11:13:23 UTC 2016


I understood "the latter eighth" and agree with Mark Mandel's analysis.

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> On Mar 25, 2016, at 07:07, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> I'd have (oops! I must mean "of"!) said, "this last eighth."
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> JL
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>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 3:27 AM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> A binary contrast between "seven of them" and "the final one". Nu?
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>> Mark
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>>> On Mar 25, 2016 3:16 AM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> "When the eighths of this were tested separately, seven of them worked
>> perfectly and the final one worked to some extent. Examination of this
>> _latter_ eighth..."
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>>> http://goo.gl/LM5bZx
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