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In the Mollusca circle two classes are still wanting to complete the quinary arrangement of that sub-kingdom.
Subordinate to either one of these the quinary may and often does appear.
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In its structure the quinary is the simplest, the most primitive, of the natural systems.
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Up to this point the Greenlander's scale is almost purely quinary.
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The foregoing examples will show with considerable fulness the wide dispersion of the quinary scale.
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But even then the universality of quinary counting for primitive peoples is by no means established.
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It is quite within the bounds of possibility that the prehistoric nations of Europe possessed and used a quinary numeration.
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Any number system which passes the limit 10 is reasonably sure to have either a quinary, a decimal, or a vigesimal structure.
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This leads the quinary into the vigesimal scale, and produces the combination so often found in certain parts of the world.
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The quinary element does not disappear, but merely sinks into a relatively unimportant position.
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