the dozens

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“The term “the dozens” is believed to refer to the devaluing on the auction block of slaves who were past their prime, who were deformed, aged or who, after years of back-breaking toil, no longer were capable of hard labor. These enslaved human beings often were sold by the dozen.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_dozens