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Eighth

One eighth of a point or dollar. Prior to the decimalization of quotes, one might find a quote for so many eighths of a dollar. See also: Drill bit.

eighth

One eighth of a point. With bond quotes, an eighth represents 1/8 of a percent. For example, a quote of $90 1/8 indicates 90 1/8 % of par, or usually, $901.25 per bond.
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Hernandez held the Angels to just Darin Erstad's infield single in his four innings going into the eighth when Anderson and Glaus went back-to-back, turning the raucous crowd into a polite spectators.
I shouldn't have left Matz in there for the eighth inning,'' Plummer said.
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If memory serves, the sin against the Eighth Commandment that proved most interesting and contentious in classroom discussions was detraction, speaking or spreading information about another that might well have been true but might harm the other's reputation.
He bounced back to the mound against Seo in the third, popped out to short against Joe Beimel in the eighth and was walked twice, once intentionally.
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But Stiff says he's not certain that the subject is suitable for all eighth graders.
The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the officials, finding no Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment violations from the size of the cell.
But in 1992, the Tax Court ruled against the IRS on this issue, and in 1993, the Eighth Circuit affirmed the Tax Court's decision.