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- noun A group of 13.
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- noun idiomatic
Thirteen, a group of thirteen.
- noun Cockney rhyming slang
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- noun the cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and one
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[From the former custom among bakers of adding an extra roll as a safeguard against the possibility of 12 weighing light.]
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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.
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