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One Gross

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]

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