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- n. A group of 13.
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- n. Thirteen, a group of thirteen.
- n. cousin
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- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and one
Bear in mind, then, that there are not, I suppose, more than a baker's dozen of these "split-ups" throughout the book, and the way they were managed can be seen by this literal translation of a line the "The Terraced Road of the Two-Edged Sword Mountains."