The East River froze at least a dozen times between 1780 and 1888.
King retained some hope as he watched a half dozen waverers hanging back from voting.
The effect, once you've browsed through a dozen or more, is almost hypnotic.
“We have the most hilarious meetings,” says Coles, who oversees an editorial staff of 50 or so, including half a dozen men.
Every day, nearly half a dozen forlorn women arrive here to ask Pal for support.
Why, your mother's cleaned out all my pockets a dozen times since.
For good measure a dozen followers of Gaumata had been added.
This story must take its place as one of the best dozen stories of the war.
We found that about a dozen natives had been to the springs while we were away.
Her crew consisted of about a dozen Krumen and a few Europeans.
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."