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Postby eden » Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:19 pm

what about the word "decimate"? it isinteresting in that it means to kill a tenth of a population. but it is more commonly used by its second meaning, to kill a large part of a population. and i have never heard it used as its third meaning - to give a tenth part; to tithe.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:37 pm

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