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Baker's dozen   /bˈeɪkərz dˈəzən/   Listen
Baker's dozen

noun
1.
The cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and one.  Synonyms: 13, long dozen, thirteen, XIII.






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"Baker's dozen" Quotes from Famous Books



... could be wasted. Once past the deserted station at the Fort there would come eight miles of twisting and turning and struggling up-grade, and every pound of steam would be needed to pull even this baker's dozen of heavily laden cars now ...
— To The Front - A Sequel to Cadet Days • Charles King

... rise was branded as a lazy sloth, an indolent good-for-nothing, who willingly missed half the pleasures of life. After twenty months continuous trekking in South Africa one is not sure that one's opinions on this subject fall into line with those of the majority. For after a baker's dozen of sunrises one has generally reached that state when the greatest natural pleasure is found inside rather than outside of a sleeping-bag. But in spite of the general detestation in which De Aar is held, the neighbouring hills furnish, in the quickening light of dawn, studies in ...
— On the Heels of De Wet • The Intelligence Officer

... Uncle Jack, whimsically. "I haven't the advantage of being a girl with a brother and a baker's dozen of beaux in bell buttons and gray. I'm only an old fossil of a 'cit,' with a scamp of a nephew and that limited conception of the delights of West Point which one can derive from running up there every time that versatile ...
— Starlight Ranch - and Other Stories of Army Life on the Frontier • Charles King



Words linked to "Baker's dozen" :   long dozen, xiii, large integer



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