by the dozen
Also, by the hundred or thousand. According to a definite quantity, as in She's buying tapes by the dozen. This usage is generally employed for some kind of rate. A 1950 film about efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth and his family was entitled Cheaper by the Dozen. [c. 1300]
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France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
Perhaps on his own nowadays, Epstein is trying his best to webmaster over a dozen URLs.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A dozen Revolutionary Guards were caught deep inside Pakistan, tracking Rigi.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
There were at least a dozen ladies seated round the big table at the Parsonage.
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
I ask for half a dozen projectors or so in every school, and for a well-stocked storehouse of films.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Before we had all fired, Fanning and a dozen of his sharpest men had again loaded, and were by our side.