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'''One Gross''' is a measurement equal to 144 of something (a dozen dozens). It is used at present time and wasn't invented by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] but one gross was the amount of people invited to [[Bilbo's Birthday Party]].  However, when [[Bilbo Baggins]] called them thus, many were insulted as the term "gross" was not used properly on people (or [[hobbits]]).
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'''One Gross''' is a measurement equal to 144 of something (a dozen dozens). It is used at present time and wasn't invented by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] but one gross was the amount of people invited to [[Bilbo's Farewell Party|Bilbo's Birthday Party]].  However, when [[Bilbo Baggins]] called them thus, many were insulted as the term "gross" was not used properly on people (or [[hobbits]]).
  
 
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Revision as of 14:24, 7 August 2010

One Gross is a measurement equal to 144 of something (a dozen dozens). It is used at present time and wasn't invented by J.R.R. Tolkien but one gross was the amount of people invited to Bilbo's Birthday Party. However, when Bilbo Baggins called them thus, many were insulted as the term "gross" was not used properly on people (or hobbits).