- From the former practice of bakers of adding a thirteenth loaf to a batch of twelve in order to avoid punishment for accidentally selling underweight bread. (Wiktionary)
- From the former custom among bakers of adding an extra roll as a safeguard against the possibility of 12 weighing light. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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