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  • noun Alternative spelling of half dozen.

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  • adjective denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units


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half- +‎ dozen


  • At the BLM office in Salt Lake, Larry Shackleford spoke with my mom at eight A.M. Immediately upon hanging up, he sent a “Be On the Look Out” notice for my vehicle to the BLM and Utah State Fish and Wildlife offices, then called a half-dozen of his personal acquaintances in those bureaus to follow up and make sure they received the action request.

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  • My mom called a half-dozen groups in those early hours of Thursday morning.

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  • All three kept a half-dozen other Saguaro balls in the air while we concentrated on finishing this book.

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  • It went through three plan names—TAP for Tuition Account Program, TAP 529 and nowU—plus a half-dozen logos, before settling in 2009 on the "very long but very descriptive" Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program, says Kathleen McGrath , the program's director.

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  • Vaughn also discerned one of the half-dozen defense platforms orbiting Alonis.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • The half-dozen children who attended the game with him picked up baseballs off the ground and got autographs from players.

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  • "A Minister's Wife," in which Austin Pendleton, Joshua Schmidt and Jan Levy Tranen took a classic play by George Bernard Shaw and made it better, opened two years ago at Chicago's Writers' Theatre, one of America's half-dozen top regional companies.

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  • On a ridge above stand a half-dozen rock towers, like ancient smokestacks.

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  • On a grease-encrusted stove, a half-dozen pale hot dogs boil in a handle-less pot.


  • A half-dozen senators friendly to labor have decided to drop a central provision of a bill that would have made it easier to organize workers.

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