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'''One Gross''' is a measurement equal to 144 of something (a dozen dozens). It is used at the present time and was not invented by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] but one gross was the number 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]]).<ref>{{FR|I1}}</ref>
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'''One Gross''' is a measurement equal to 144 of something (a dozen dozens).  
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One gross was the number of people invited to [[Bilbo's Farewell Party|Bilbo's Birthday Party]] in order to much the sum of his and [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]
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s ages (111 and 33).  However, when [[Bilbo Baggins]] called them thus, many were insulted as the term "gross" was not used properly on people.<ref>{{FR|I1}}</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[Yén]]
 
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Revision as of 00:06, 5 November 2012

One Gross is a measurement equal to 144 of something (a dozen dozens).

One gross was the number of people invited to Bilbo's Birthday Party in order to much the sum of his and Frodo s ages (111 and 33). However, when Bilbo Baggins called them thus, many were insulted as the term "gross" was not used properly on people.[1]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"