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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But a spokesman for the Bakers Dozen shops owned by Greggs said it had been done without head office backing and would be phased out.
The complete Enterprise FAO Bakers Dozen listing can be found in the January/February 2008 issue of FAO Today magazine, or online at http://www.
RISING TO THE OCCASION Bakers Dozen workers Sarah Griffiths and Michelle Clarke are going to the Echo Christmas party.