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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dozen  \Doz"en\,  n.;  pl  {Dozen}  (before  another  noun),  {Dozens}. 
  [OE.  doseine,  dosein  OF  doseine,  F.  douzaine  fr  douze 
  twelve,  fr  L.  duodecim;  duo  two  +  decem  ten  See  {Two}, 
  {Ten},  and  cf  {Duodecimal}.] 
  1.  A  collection  of  twelve  objects;  a  tale  or  set  of  twelve; 
  with  or  without  of  before  the  substantive  which  follows. 
  ``Some  six  or  seven  dozen  of  Scots.''  ``A  dozen  of  shirts 
  to  your  back.''  ``A  dozen  sons.''  ``Half  a  dozen 
  friends.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  An  indefinite  small  number.  --Milton. 
 
  {A  baker's  dozen},  thirteen;  --  called  also  a  {long  dozen}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dozen 
  adj  :  denoting  a  quantity  consisting  of  12  items  or  units  [syn:  {twelve}, 
  {12},  {xii}] 
  n  :  the  cardinal  number  that  is  the  sum  of  eleven  and  one  [syn: 
  {twelve},  {12},  {XII}] 




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