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the dozens

verb
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But the whole community was thrilled by the size of the stakes, and each one of the dozen correspondents in the field sent out a sensational article.
In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; to-day, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and to-morrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer's boy of sixpence.
At intervals during the night a rifle would bark close above their heads, and one of the dozen sentries which they now had posted would tumble to the ground.
And yet the dozens is a slippery genre that has eluded close understanding since John Dollard first cast a scholarly eye on the practice in 1939.
But trying to explain the dozens through its artifacts, Wald writes, was like "trying to stick a collector's pin through an elusive blend of verses, jibes, and banter that floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee" (3).
Chapters 3 and 4 are devoted to the earliest known musical expressions of the dozens and cover vaudeville and the blues, respectively.
Eager to ring in the yuletide season, Jonathan and Dawnita Bills braved a chilly rain Saturday to get first pick at one of the dozens of Christmas tree lots opening in the San Fernando Valley during the holiday season.
The dozens and other ritualized insults--called joning, capping or sounding--are an inventive but transparent kind of satire called invective.
Both Baraka's Beat and Black Arts poems make amazing use of the dozens, joning and literary satiric techniques.
You would think with the dozens of bombers we helped build, there would have been at least one pilot who would have found our phone numbers, and given us a call,'' Clare La Valley laughed.
It also adds to the dozens of web destinations to which ShoZu users can upload photos and videos captured on their handsets, from snapshots of family or friends to breaking news, concert footage and oddities of all kinds.
The 5-year-old twins were among the dozens of local residents who threw snowballs, stuffed snow down the backs of friends' coats and built miniature snowmen with 20 tons of trucked-in snow.
And cutthroats, brookies, rainbow and brown trout up to 12 pounds are a few of the prize fly-fishing catches from the dozens of creeks and reservoirs in the area during the summer months.
San Diego-based Bonus Mobile Entertainment has joined forces with Keenan Ivory, Marlon and Shawn Wayans (creators of White Chicks, Scary Movie I and II) and The Topps Company to transform the celebrated new card game created by the Wayans, THE DOZENS, into a new multiplayer game for mobile phones.
In addition to a richly illustrated color version, THE DOZENS features an SMS text version that works on any phone.