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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]: 
 
  dozens 
  n  :  a  large  number  or  amount;  "made  lots  of  new  friends"  [syn:  {tons}, 
  {heaps},  {lots},  {piles},  {scores},  {stacks},  {loads},  {rafts}, 
  {slews},  {wads},  {oodles},  {gobs},  {scads},  {lashings}] 




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