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Just A Dozen

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Just A Dozen
32 Bar Reel For 6 Couples In Two 3 Couple Sets (Side By Side), Devised By Jeffery Green, Published In "Eight By Thirty-Two", 2011.

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A dozen (commonly abbreviated doz or dz) is a grouping of twelve.

The dozen may be one of the earliest primitive groupings, perhaps because there are approximately a dozen cycles of the moon or months in a cycle of the sun or year. Twelve is convenient because it has the most divisors of any number under 18.

The use of twelve as a base number, known as the duodecimal system, originated in Mesopotamia and could come from counting on one's fingers by counting each finger bone with one's thumb. Using this method, one hand can count to twelve, and two hands can count to 144.

Varying by country some products, often foodstuffs, are packaged or sold by the dozen or half dozen. eg. a dozen eggs.

Just A Dozen
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