half a dozen

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Synonyms for half a dozen

the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

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A full day's wages she spent in the purchase of half a dozen cabinet photographs of herself.
Going to the edge of the pit, I found it occupied by a group of about half a dozen men--Henderson, Ogilvy, and a tall, fair-haired man that I afterwards learned was Stent, the Astronomer Royal, with several workmen wielding spades and pickaxes.
For example, hook up the galvanic skin-response meter and then read this passage: "Here, then, is the Princeton candidate's mission impossible: Take five or six solid courses a semester during sophomore and junior years, get A's in all or nearly all of them, then back up that virtuoso classroom performance with half a dozen test scores over 700.