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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Email Todd Baker at todd.boker@grizzard.com, and sign up for Baker's Dozen online at www.nonprofitwebsites.com.
While this might not sound all that difficult for a baker's dozen of seasoned writers including Carl Hiaasen and Elmore "Dutch" Leonard, there was one complicating factor -- somebody had the crazy idea of letting humor columnist Dave Barry go first.
Sizer offers a baker's dozen findings from work in Coalition schools.
With about a baker's dozen remaining, the Third Avenue and 69th Street condominiums have sold out at remarkable prices, with several units topping the $900 a square foot mark and at least one going for over $1,200 a square foot.
The baker's dozen of hopefuls includes seven people in their 20s while the oldest is 56, with an average age of 31 in the tent.
However, with two in his last four and a career which suggests he scores goals in bunches, he has four more games to bring up the baker's dozen.
SHARPSHOOTER Jimmy Gornell is on top of the world - though his baker's dozen certainly proved unlucky for some, as he hit the back of the net 13 times in one football match.
An oversized hardcover, it embraces a baker's dozen of the most renowned designers of homes, a piazza, a university, and so much more.
BAKER'S DOZEN: Thousands applied - these are the lucky contestants "Fans will see bakes that have a real wow factor.
A baker's dozen artists will show paintings, drawings, 3-D works, jewelry, sculpture and mixed media.
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More than ten thousand people applied this year for the chance to meet Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry (pictured) and, for the first time ever, a baker's dozen of contestants will be in the running.