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gross

a unit of quantity equal to 12 dozen
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Wickham represented them, so gross a violation of everything right could hardly have been concealed from the world; and that friendship between a person capable of it, and such an amiable man as Bingley, was incomprehensible.
I have been thrilled to think that I owed a mental perception to the commonly gross sense of taste, that I have been inspired through the palate, that some berries which I had eaten on a hillside had fed my genius.
and let me have the bacon cut very nice and thin; for I can't endure anything that's gross.--Prithee try if you can do a little tolerably for once, and don't think you have a farmer's wife, or some of those creatures, in the house."--The landlady began then to handle her knife; but the other stopt her, saying, "Good woman, I must insist upon your first washing your hands; for I am extremely nice, and have been always used from my cradle to have everything in the most elegant manner."
"I can't understand how they can fall into such a gross mistake.
Annual BED gross job gain and gross job loss statistics must accurately measure the growth and decline of establishment-level employment rather than be distorted because of missed linkages due to changes in establishment identifiers in the administrative source data.
Corless was the best finisher in the event's first flight, registering a net score of 65 to go with his gross. He finished ahead of Essa Al Qutami who scored a net 67 (gross 76), while Bill Finlay was third also on net 67 (gross 72).
Completing a Formby Hall double, Daniel Tomlinson won the best nett in the boys' section with 59, gross 80.
For example, Bad Boys was only expected to gross about $5 million overseas but the film generated $75 million in international box-office receipts.
* Only the net amount of damages received from qualified settlement funds is included in gross income.
Wingnut was to be paid a fixed compensation and receive a share of the first-dollar-gross receipts of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in addition to other contingent compensation for revenues derived from other media, such as DVD sales and merchandise gross receipts received from promotional partners.
Gross AIA, Leonard Fusco AIA and Shay Alster AIA and their staff are making big moves here in town.
In an effort to increase revenue, Ohio proposed an overhaul of its tax system that resulted in a gross receipts tax, entitled the commercial activity tax (CAT).