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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
baker's dozen(BAY-kuhrs DUZ-uhn)
noun: A group of 13. Also known as a long dozen.
From the fact that bakers often gave an extra item when selling a dozen of something to safeguard against being penalized for light weight.
"Mr. Blodget, the Merrill Lynch Internet stock analyst, stopped
covering the stocks of four more dot-com companies last week,
reducing his universe, which once comprised more than 20
companies, to a mere baker's dozen."
Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good. -Alice May Brock, author (1941- )