baker's dozen


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Recent Examples on the Web The suspects accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are a baker's dozen of disaffected men whose anti-government attitudes show up in everything from seat belt violations to forgery., "13 men charged in alleged kidnapping plot, many with troubled pasts," 8 May 2015 There's a group shot, a baker's dozen of us wearing matching camouflage T-shirts with 10.12.07 printed on them. Brian Barrett, Wired, "My Friend Was Struck by ALS. Here’s How He’s Fighting Back," 23 June 2020 And who better to help with that than Spotify, which has just added a baker's dozen new tracks to its Spotify Singles: Holiday Collection. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Hear New Holiday Spotify Singles From Adam Lambert, The Lumineers, Tori Kelly and More," 25 Nov. 2019 Since Texas created a giant piggybank in 2003 to help bring jobs and business investment to the state, it's awarded grants of $10 million or more to a baker's dozen companies. Dallas News, "Here's where Uber's $24 million ranks among state's biggest incentive packages," 26 Aug. 2019 In a city filled with one boulangerie after another, Nadal tries for a baker's dozen of French Open titles in 2020. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Ruthless Nadal beats Thiem to win record-extending 12th French Open," 9 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of baker's dozen

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Baker's dozen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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old-fashioned : thirteen of something

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