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the dozens

verb
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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.
You have overdone it, with the result that the court of mystery is peopled by a dozen brutes of awful muscularity, and scarcely enough brain among the dozen to equip three properly.
A few minutes later the dozen black women of Berande were ranged before him.
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.
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.
We are extremely confident that as a result of THE DOZENS being played by mobile phone users, the insult rate will rise dramatically throughout the country.
THE DOZENS game will be available from major carriers and at www.
She said two calls to the Glendale hospital proved fruitless, so she traveled from Alta Loma in San Bernardino County to find out if her grandmother, who died of respiratory arrest at the hospital in January 1996, had been among the dozens of terminally ill patients that Saldivar claims to have euthanized.
Posted up on the wall, right next to the dozens of thank-you letters from charitable groups and crayon drawings from grateful school kids, was a list of another dozen groups scheduled to shop at Dave's that afternoon.