baker's dozen


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And to carry you into the weekend, the franchise released this quick video of the most memorable quotes from the baker's dozen of Trek films. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "A Supercut of All the Best "Star Trek" Movie Quotes," 9 Sep. 2016 Then, giant curtains are flung over it, completely obscuring the baker's dozen of audience members. Hanna Krueger,, "Louisiana toddler brought to hospital with bruises and burns dies: report," 18 Apr. 2018 Herron-Morton Place, a neighborhood known for massive, refurbished historic homes, will soon have a baker's dozen of unusual row houses. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "Will 13 'Parisian' row houses fit the vibe of near-Downtown neighborhood?," 16 Feb. 2018 By hiring more than a baker's dozen bodyguards to watch over his Palo Alto pad, Zuck's bound to ruffle more than a few neighbors' feathers. Kim Lachance Shandrow, ELLE Decor, "How Many Bodyguards Does It Take To Protect Mark Zuckerberg's 5-Bedroom Mansion?," 17 Feb. 2016

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1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baker's dozen was in 1596

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old-fashioned : thirteen of something

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