long dozen
Dozen Doz"en (d[u^]z"'n), n.; pl. {Dozen} (before another noun), {Dozens} (d[u^]z"'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. [1913 Webster]

2. An indefinite small number. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{A baker's dozen}, thirteen; -- called also a {long dozen}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Long dozen — Long Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long dozen — n. thirteen …   English World dictionary

  • long dozen — n. thirteen; a baker’s dozen. □ Don’t you sell a long dozen anymore? □ They used to give you a long dozen in that bakery …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • long dozen — long′ doz′en n. wam a dozen plus one; thirteen; baker s dozen …   From formal English to slang

  • long dozen — a dozen plus one; thirteen; baker s dozen. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • long dozen — n. baker s dozen, thirteen, group or set of 13, dozen plus one …   English contemporary dictionary

  • long dozen — noun thirteen Syn: bakers dozen …   Wiktionary

  • long dozen — noun the cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and one • Syn: ↑thirteen, ↑13, ↑XIII, ↑baker s dozen • Hypernyms: ↑large integer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Long — Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn out… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Long clam — Long Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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