Baker's Dozen


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Baker's Dozen

Thirteen, as opposed to a "normal" dozen, which is 12. The term may have originated as a practice among medieval bakers to avoid false charges of cheating their customers.
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The Baker's Dozen initiative has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by an annualized average of nearly +12% and this year marks the fifth anniversary for the list.
To qualify for the annual Baker's Dozen list, HRO Today asks buyer clients to complete an online survey regarding experience with their current screening provider that includes breadth of service offerings, size of deal, and quality of service.
Hip-hop maven auditions a baker's dozen of wannabes while on tour; the winner gets a record contract.
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Further, the level of participation in this year's survey marks a new high for the publication, and qualifies the HRO Today's 2012 RPO Baker's Dozen as the largest body of research ever performed in the RPO market.
DAVE Watkins, from Cardiff, enjoyed his visit to Waycock Lake at Dyffryn Springs when he banked a baker's dozen of carp to 13.
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And she recently set Baker's Dozen (1979) for American Repertory Ballet.
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THIRTEEN proved unlucky for Kildare on Saturday as Frankie Dolan blasted a baker's dozen to fire Roscommon into the All-Ireland quarter finals.
Mal Loye, Matthew Hayden, Jeffrey Cook and David Sales combined for only a baker's dozen of runs and Northamptonshire had no way back.