dozen


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dozen

[′dəz·ən]
(science and technology)
A group of 12 items. Abbreviated doz.
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The sago pasty, the artocarpus bread, some mangoes, half a dozen pineapples, and the liquor fermented from some coco-nuts, overjoyed us.
What took place none knows, but the next day Dejah Thoris had disappeared, and with her had gone a dozen of her household guard and body servants, including Sola the green woman--Tars Tarkas' daughter, you recall.
This was not the first time that I had faced the ferocious Barsoomian lion, but never had I been pitted, single-handed, against a full dozen of them.
There was a muleteer to every donkey and a dozen volunteers beside, and they banged the donkeys with their goad sticks, and pricked them with their spikes, and shouted something that sounded like "Sekki- yah
I can't make out why she ordered a dozen," said Mr.
But Black Michael was even quicker, so that the fellow went down with a bullet in his back before he had taken a half dozen steps.
But a commander in chief, especially at a difficult moment, has always before him not one proposal but dozens simultaneously.
A half dozen attendants assisted passengers to enter, or directed these carriers to their proper destination.
A dozen of them fell to the arrows of the defenders; but the majority reached the door.
A moment later a dozen brutes had leaped upon the surprised Tarzan, and so quickly did they work that he was securely bound before he could make half an effort to escape.
Here it leaped futilely a half dozen times for the top of the palisade, and then trembling and chattering in rage it ran back and forth along the base of the obstacle, just as a wild beast in captivity paces angrily before the bars of its cage.
Now a dozen warriors were sent creeping ahead to reconnoiter.