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 London Stone.Long Dozen (A) 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Long Chalk (A) or Long Chalks.
He beat me by a long chalk or by long chalks. By a good deal; by many marks. The allusion is to the game of dominoes, where the notation is made by chalk on a table.   1

 London Stone.Long Dozen (A) 

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