. See Morris. - - Nine points circle(Geom.), a circle so related to any given triangle as to pass through the three points in which the perpendiculars from the angles of the triangle upon the opposite sides (or the sides produced) meet the sides. It also passes through the three middle points of the sides of the triangle and through the three middle points of those parts of the perpendiculars that are between their common point of meeting and the angles of the triangle. The circle is hence called the nine points or six points circle.

(Nine), n.

1. The number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects.

2. A symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix.

The Nine, the nine Muses.

(Nine"-bark`) n. (Bot.) A white-flowered rosaceous shrub (Neillia, or Spiræa, opulifolia), common in the Northern United States. The bark separates into many thin layers, whence the name.

(Nine"-eyes`) n. (Zoöl.) The lamprey.

(Nine"fold`) a. Nine times repeated.

(Nine"holes`) n. pl. A game in which nine holes are made in the ground, into which a ball is bowled.

(Nine"-kill`er) n. [So called because it is believed to kill and impale on thorns nine birds, etc., in succession.] (Zoöl.) The northern butcher bird.

(Nine"pence) n.; pl. Ninepences

1. An old English silver coin, worth nine pence.

2. A New England name for the Spanish real, a coin formerly current in the United States, as valued at twelve and a half cents.

(Nine"pins) n. pl. A game played with nine pins, or pieces of wood, set on end, at which a wooden ball is bowled to knock them down; bowling.

In the United States, ten pins are used for this game, which is therefore often called tenpins.

(Nine"score`) a. Nine times twenty, or one hundred and eighty.n. The product of nine times twenty; ninescore units or objects.

(Nine"teen`) a. [AS. nigontne, nigontne. See Nine, and Ten.] Nine and ten; eighteen and one more; one less than twenty; as, nineteen months.

(Nine"teen`), n.

1. The number greater than eighteen by a unit; the sum of ten and nine; nineteen units or objects.

2. A symbol for nineteen units, as 19 or xix.

(Nine"teenth`) a. [Cf. AS. nigonteóa.]

1. Following the eighteenth and preceding the twentieth; coming after eighteen others.

2. Constituting or being one of nineteen equal parts into which anything is divided.

Nine men's morris

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