Dozen

Doz"en

(dz"'n), n.;
pl. Dozen (before another noun), Dozens (dz"'nz).
[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.
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2. An indefinite small number. Milton.
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A baker's dozen, thirteen; -- called also a long dozen.
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