great hundred

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n great hundred the cardinal number that is the product of ten and twelve
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1888, an Egyptian peasant discovered an estimated three hundred thousand mummified cats in Beni Hassan, Egypt. Of the cats that were not stolen once, the find was made public, the remaining mummified cats were shipped to Great Britain to be used as agricultural fertilizer
    • Great hundred six score
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Quotations

  • Carl Jung
    Carl%20Jung
    “A collection of a hundred Great brains makes one big fathead.”
  • Carl Jung
    Carl%20Jung
    “The heaping together of paintings by Old Masters in museums is a catastrophe; likewise, a collection of a hundred Great Brains makes one big fathead.”
  • W. Wirt
    W. Wirt
    “He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hundred—old form hund, a hundred, with the superfluous addition of réd or rǽd (Eng. rate), a reckoning.

Usage

In literature:

But the expense would have been great, and there were a hundred objections.
"A Beleaguered City" by Mrs. Oliphant
Forshall and Madden, in their great edition (1850), enumerate one hundred and fifty MSS.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
Passing through the main gate, he found himself beneath great acacias and hundred-year-old pines.
"Eastern Shame Girl" by Charles Georges Souli
The center of the colonial slave-trade was the African coast for about two hundred miles east of the great Niger River.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
There were few elevations on the island, and those not of any great magnitude, the loftiest point being scarcely seven hundred feet.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
Four hundred and twenty-six women's organizations belong to the council in Great Britain.
"What eight million women want" by Rheta Childe Dorr
He suspended non-intercourse with Great Britain, and hundreds of vessels set sail for that country.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
The sound of the beating was as great as that made by one hundred.
"Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore" by Fay-Cooper Cole
On the farther bank, seven or eight hundred paces from the convent, rose a single square tower, apparently of great strength.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
Madame Carpentier's earrings were two great pearls, worth at least two hundred dollars.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
My part was one hundred dollars, and it was a hard job for me to raise so large a sum after my great loss.
"History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome" by Chauncey Jerome
They were of great value, being sometimes sold for a hundred crowns.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)" by Walter Scott
Neither are we in London pushed to the wall by the two or three hundred great men of every little place.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXIX." by Various
When the Church began again, a hundred years ago, to enter the great heathen world, it had to use pick and axe, jimmy and chisel.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
Our own direct experience shows that very great changes may take place in a few hundred years.
"Creation and Its Records" by B.H. Baden-Powell
Great Slave Lake, lying wholly within the forested region, is three hundred miles long, and its width at one point exceeds sixty miles.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
Edison has no private office, and his desk in the great library has not had a letter written on it since Eighteen Hundred Ninety-five.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Three young men will bring in a herd of several hundred from a great distance.
"Pioneers in Canada" by Sir Harry Johnston
Sustain with firmness that great responsibility, even if you must share the fate of the three hundred Spartans at the Pass of Thermopylae.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
The great Italian artist, however, had been dead one hundred and fifty years before this bronze was dug up.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLV. July, 1844. Vol. LVI." by Various
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In poetry:

"To talk now of starving!" - as great Ath-l said —
(and nobles all cheer'd, and the bishops all wonder'd,)
"When, some years ago, he and others had fed
Of these same hungry devils about fifteen hundred!"
"An Expostulation to Lord King" by Thomas Moore
Round thee, when hundred thousands placed,
As some great Roman's triumph graced,
The little Romans all,—
We boys hung on the procession's flanks,
Seeking some father in thy ranks,
And loud thy praise did call.
"To The Napoleon Column" by Victor Marie Hugo
Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay!
Which will cause great rejoicing on the opening day
And hundreds of people will come from far away,
Also the Queen, most gorgeous to be seen,
Near by Dundee and the Magdalen Green.
"The Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay" by William Topaz McGonagall
"I have neither gold nor silver
To maintain thee in this case,
And to travel is great charges,
As you know in every place."--
"My chains and jewels every one shall be thy own,
And eke five hundred pounds in gold that lies unknown."
"The Spanish Lady's Love" by Henry Morley
Take him for all in all, he was a very good man,
And during his Provostship he couldn't be equalled in Great Britain,
Which I proclaim to the world without any dread,
Because while Provost he reduced the public-houses to three hundred.
"The Funeral of the Late Ex-Provost Rough, Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall
And after a night of great danger and through a raging sea
Seven hundred souls were carried from a sinking ship providentially
And among them were trembling children and nervous women also
And sick men who were dying with their hearts full of woe.
"The Wreck of the 'Abercrombie Robinson'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

After the next apocalypse, hundreds of thousands of years from the moment we clever humans smugly call "now," the great philosopher-scientists will gather to assemble the remaining traces of our present time and species.
One hundred years ago, the great ship Titanic was considered unsinkable.
It reconstructs the great battles but weaves in hundreds of tiny instances of immense suffering.
(AP) — A former central Pennsylvania police officer's wife has admitted stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly great aunt .
Hundreds, if not thousands, of great films have fallen through cinema's historical cracks.
Hundreds of runners raced through Roanoke Saturday for a great cause.
Hundreds of runners hit the streets of Roanoke Saturday for a great cause.
Hundreds of thousands of shoppers flocked to stores across the country trying to get great deals for Black Friday.
Many of the hundreds of companies that provide sales training do a great job.
The Hundred Acre Wood is a great place to find honey or plan a surprise birthday party, but it's a terrible source of passwords.
ENGLAND (CNN) — It is the dismal weather Olympics organizers and spectators feared as Great Britain endures some of its wettest summer months for over a hundred years.
(March 25, 2010) Of the 90-odd pyramids in Egypt, not to mention hundreds more in South and Central America, Cyprus, the Sudan, Thailand and Burma, there's only one Great Pyramid .
More than 34-hundred runners from across more than 40 states will be in Winona Saturday for the start of the Ragnar Relay Great River Run.
Here are hundreds of great road and mountain rides in the greater Vancouver area.
Tupper Lake, NY, Apr 06, 2004 — More than a hundred years ago when great camps were being built for families like the Rockefellers and the Durants, many of the furnishings were designed to bring the woods indoors.
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In science:

This would improve the coherence times from several hundred microseconds in the electron spins to seconds in the nuclear spins, which would be a great improvement.
Hybrid quantum circuits: Superconducting circuits interacting with other quantum systems
If it adds the other kinds of resources, these problems may become more serious. Moreover, there have been hundred of different search engines . Every of them will extract all of the pages from the web servers over and over again, which great increase the traffic load of Internet.
Domain resource integration system
With the much improved multi-frequency and high spatial resolution capabilities of essentially all the new S-Z pro jects, the effect will be mapped in many hundreds of clusters, in both pointed and survey modes, thereby greatly enhancing the scope of the measurements and the quality of the scientific yield.
The Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect
While LArTPCs show great promise with excellent efficiencies and background rejection for a variety of physics goals, they have not yet been demonstrated on scales larger than few hundred tons in size.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
The reach of such studies will be greatly improved in the future with the completion of IceCube and the addition of Deep Core: IceCube will collect a sample of well over a million atmospheric neutrino events, with energies ranging from ∼10 GeV up to hundreds of TeV.
Neutrino Astronomy with IceCube
The future reach of dark matter searches will be greatly enhanced by the completion of IceCube and the addition of the Deep Core array, which will substantially improve IceCube’s sensitivity to neutralino masses below a few hundred GeV.
Neutrino Astronomy with IceCube
Consider astronomical source classification: while it is impractical to manually label all hundred-million plus ob jects that will be observed by Gaia and LSST, manual labeling of a small, judiciously chosen set of ob jects can greatly improve the accuracy of an automated supervised classifier.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
While the former usually greatly outnumber the latter, contributors can still number in hundreds of thousands for large sites, such as Yelp or Wikipedia.
Exploring Linkablility of Community Reviewing
Since a typical pulsator may have excursions in temperature of several hundreds of degrees, we expect τC to vary greatly during the pulsations, leading to nonlinear light curves.
A New Technique for Probing Convection in Pulsating White Dwarf Stars
The Great Eruption (Davidson & Humphreys 1997) is the 20 years event that led to the formation of the bipolar nebulae around η Car (the Homunculus) starting one hundred and seventy yeas ago.
Accretion onto the Companion of Eta Carinae During the Spectroscopic Event. IV. the Disappearance of Highly Ionized Lines
Because of its great mathematical beauty, the “Hamiltonian analogy” survived in textbooks of dynamics for almost a hundred years, but did not stimulate any practical application until 1925, when H.
From Classical to Quantum Mechanics through Optics
Here the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, currently being built in south western China, holds great promise for the foreseeable future [→ J.
IAU (Maser) Symposium 287 Summary
Today more than one hundred strong lensing ob jects are known with many studied in great detail (e.g., Kochanek et al. 1999; Faure et al. 2008; Auger et al. 2009).
A Sampling Strategy for High-Dimensional Spaces Applied to Free-Form Gravitational Lensing
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