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 for A great gross
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gross \Gross\, n. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2).
     See Gross, a.]
     1. The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass. "The gross
        of the enemy." --Addison.
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              For the gross of the people, they are considered as
              a mere herd of cattle.                --Burke.
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     2. sing. & pl. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times
        twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
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     Advowson in gross (Law), an advowson belonging to a person,
        and not to a manor.
     A great gross, twelve gross; one hundred and forty-four
     By the gross, by the quantity; at wholesale.
     Common in gross. (Law) See under Common, n.
     In the gross, In gross, in the bulk, or the undivided
        whole; all parts taken together.
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