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    a round dozen

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Even the Cock-lane ghost had been laid only a round dozen of years, after rapping out its messages, as the spirits of this very year last past (supernaturally deficient in originality) rapped out theirs.

    a round dozen =

    round = whole (complete)

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 26-Aug-2011 at 16:26.

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    Re: a round dozen

    It means 12 years, give or take a month or two.

    Rover

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    Re: a round dozen

    Hi Rover KE,

    Thank you for your crystal clear explanation.

    V.

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