baker's dozen


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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 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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old-fashioned : thirteen of something

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