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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.
For the gross of the people, they are considered as
a mere herd of cattle. --Burke.
2. sing. & pl. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times
twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.
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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