In the past four days, Romney has hit nearly a dozen states on behalf of the McCain campaign, but really on his own behalf.
She has a Twitter account with a few dozen followers and no tweets in more than four years.
King retained some hope as he watched a half dozen waverers hanging back from voting.
c.1300, from Old French dozaine "a dozen," from doze (12c.) "twelve," from Latin duodecim "twelve," from duo "two" + decem "ten" (see ten).
The Old French fem. suffix -aine is characteristically added to cardinals to form collectives in a precise sense ("exactly 12," not "about 12"). The dozens "invective contest" (1928) originated in slave culture, the custom probably African, the word probably from bulldoze (q.v.) in its original sense of "a whipping, a thrashing."