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 for A baker''s dozen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Baker \Bak"er\, n. [AS. b[ae]cere. See Bake, v. t.]
     1. One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.
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     2. A portable oven in which baking is done. [U.S.]
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     A baker's dozen, thirteen.
     Baker foot, a distorted foot. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
     Baker's itch, a rash on the back of the hand, caused by the
        irritating properties of yeast.
     Baker's salt, the subcarbonate of ammonia, sometimes used
        instead of soda, in making bread.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dozen \Doz"en\ (d[u^]z"'n), n.; pl. Dozen (before another
     noun), Dozens (d[u^]z"'nz). [OE. doseine, dosein, OF.
     doseine, F. douzaine, fr. douze twelve, fr. L. duodecim; duo
     two + decem ten. See Two, Ten, and cf. Duodecimal.]
     1. A collection of twelve objects; a tale or set of twelve;
        with or without of before the substantive which follows.
        "Some six or seven dozen of Scots." "A dozen of shirts to
        your back." "A dozen sons." "Half a dozen friends."
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     2. An indefinite small number. --Milton.
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     A baker's dozen, thirteen; -- called also a long dozen.
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