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DO, d[=o], _n._ the syllable or name for the first tone or keynote of the musical scale--the others being _re_, _mi_, _fa_, _sol_, _la_, _ti_, initial syllables of lines in an old Latin hymn in honour of John the Baptist.

DO, d[=oo], _n._ same as ADO: (_slang_) a swindle.

DOAB, do'ab, _n._ in India, land between two rivers. [Hind. _do[=a]b_, _du[=a]b_.]

DOABLE, d[=oo]'a-bl, _adj._ (_rare_) that can be done.

DOAT, d[=o]t, _v.i._ same as DOTE.--_n._ DOAT'ING-PIECE, darling.

DOBBIN, dob'bin, _n._ a workhorse. [Fr. _Dobbin_, a form like _Robin_ for _Robert_. Cf. DICKY, JACKASS.]

DOBBY, DOBBIE, dob'i, _n._ a dotard: a brownie: an attachment to a loom for weaving small figures.

DOBCHICK, dob'chik, _n._ Same as DABCHICK.

DOBHASH, d[=o]'bash, _n._ an interpreter. [Hind. _dobhash[=i]_.]


DOCETISM, do-s[=e]'tizm, _n._ a 2d-century heresy, which denied the human nature of Christ, affirming that His body was only a DOC[=E]'Tae.--_adjs._ DOC[=E]'TIC, DOCETIS'TIC.--_ns._ DOC[=E]'TISM; DOC[=E]'TIST. [Gr. _dok[=e]tai_, those of this belief--_dokein_, to seem.]

DOCH-AN-DORIS, doch'an-d[=o]'ris, _n._ a stirrup-cup, a parting-cup.--Also DOCH-AN-DORACH, DEUCH-AN-DORIS. [Gael., _deoch_, drink, _an_, the, _doruis_, gen. of _dorus_, door.]

DOCILE, d[=o]'s[=i]l, or dos'il, _adj._ teachable: ready to learn: easily managed--(_obs._) DOC'IBLE.--_ns._ DOC'IBLENESS, DOCIL'ITY, teachableness.--_adj._ D[=O]'CIOUS (_U.S._).--_n._ DOC'ITY. [Fr.,--L.

_docilis_--_doc[=e]re_, to teach.]

DOCIMASY, dos'i-ma-si, _n._ the art by which the nature and proportions of an ore are determined: assaying: examination of poisons.--_n._ DOCIMAS'TES, a genus of humming-birds with enormously long beak.--_adj._ DOCIMAS'TIC--_n._ DOCIMOL'OGY, a treatise on the art of assaying. [Gr.

_dokimasia_, examination--_dokimazein_, to test--_dechesthai_, to take, approve.]

DOCK, dok, _n._ a troublesome weed with large leaves and a long root.--_n._ DOCK'-CRESS, the nipplewort. [A.S. _docce_; perh. from Gael. _dogha_, a burdock.]

DOCK, dok, _v.t._ to cut short: to curtail: to cut off: to clip.--_n._ the part of a tail left after clipping. [Prob. W. _tocio_, to cut short; or Old Ice. _dockr_, a stumpy tail.]

DOCK, dok, _n._ an enclosure or artificial basin near a harbour or river, for the reception of vessels: the box in court where the accused stands: in a railway station, the place of arrival and departure of a train.--_v.t._ to place in a dock.--_ns._ DOCK'AGE, accommodation in docks for ships: dock-dues; DOCK'ER, one who works in the docks; DOCK'-MAS'TER, the person superintending a dock; DOCK'-WARR'ANT, a warehouse receipt; DOCK'YARD, a naval establishment with docks, building-slips, stores, &c.; DRY'-DOCK, a dock which can be laid dry by dock-gates, pumping, &c.--also called GRAV'ING-DOCK, because suitable for cleaning or graving the sides and bottoms of ships; FLOAT'ING-DOCK, a dock which floats in the water, but can by pumping out its hollow sides be raised high in the water with any ship that has been floated into it, and then emptied of water by further pumping; WET'-DOCK, a dock maintaining a level nearly uniform with that of high water. [Old Dut. _dokke_; perh. from Low L. _doga_, a canal--Gr.

_doch[=e]_, a receptacle--_dechesthai_, to receive.]

DOCKET, dok'et, _n._ a summary of a larger writing: a bill or ticket affixed to anything: a label: a list or register of cases in court.--_v.t._ to make a summary of the heads of a writing: to enter in a book: to mark the contents of papers on the back:--_pr.p._ dock'eting; _pa.p._ dock'eted.

[Dim. of _dock_, to curtail; sometimes _docquet_, as if French.]

DOCTOR, dok'tur, _n._ one who has received from a university the highest degree in a faculty: a physician: a medical practitioner: a cleric especially skilled in theology or ecclesiastical law.--_v.t._ to treat as a doctor does: to adulterate: to make alterations on: to falsify: to address as doctor: to create a doctor.--_v.i._ to take physic: to practise medicine.--_adj._ DOC'TORAL.--_ns._ DOC'TORATE, DOC'TORSHIP; DOC'TORESS, DOC'TRESS, a female physician.--DOCTORS' COMMONS, before the establishment of the Divorce Court and Probate Court in 1857, the college of the doctors of civil law in London, incorporated by royal charter in 1768; DOCTOR'S STUFF, medicine. [L., 'a teacher'--_docere_, to teach.]

DOCTRINAIRE, doc'tri-n[=a]r, _n._ an unpractical theorist, disposed to carry principles to logical but unworkable extremes: in France, in 1815-30, one of a school who desired a constitution like that of Britain.--_adj._ theorist.--_ns._ DOCTRIN[=A]'RIAN, one given to theory; DOCTRIN[=A]'RIANISM, blind adhesion to one-sided principles. [Fr.,--Late L.


DOCTRINE, dok'trin, _n._ a thing taught: a principle of belief: what the Scriptures teach on any subject: (_B._) act or manner of teaching.--_adj._ DOC'TRINAL, relating to or containing doctrine: relating to the act of teaching.--_adv._ DOC'TRINALLY. [Fr.,--L. _doctr[=i]na_, _doc[=e]re_, to teach.]

DOCUMENT, dok'[=u]-ment, _n._ a paper containing information or the proof of anything.--_v.t._ to furnish with documents: to support or prove by documents.--_adjs._ DOCUMENT'AL, DOCUMENT'ARY, relating to or found in documents.--_n._ DOCUMENT[=A]'TION, preparation or use of documentary evidence and authorities--used in realistic fiction by the school of Zola of faithful reproduction of the records, real or supposed, of actual lives (the so-called _document humain_).--DOCUMENTARY HYPOTHESIS, the hypothesis that the Pentateuch consists of two or more originally distinct documents.

[Fr.,--L. _documentum_--_doc[=e]re_, to teach.]

DOD, dod, _v.t._ (_prov._) to clip, poll, lop.--_p.adj._ DOD'DED, polled, hornless.--_ns._ DOD'DLE, a pollard; DOD'DY, a cow without horns.

DODDART, dod'art, _n._ (_obs._) hockey.

DODDER, dod'[.e]r, _n._ a leafless, twining, pale-coloured parasitic plant.--_p.adj._ DODD'ERED, overgrown with dodder. [A.S. _dodder_; Ger.


DODDER, dod'[.e]r, _v.t._ or _v.i._ to shake, tremble.--_p.adj._ DODD'ERING, trembling: pottering. [Cf. TODDLE.]

DODDY, dod'i, _adj._ (_Scot._) crabbed.

DODECAGON, d[=o]-dek'a-gon, _n._ a plane figure having twelve equal angles and sides. [Gr. _d[=o]deka_, twelve, _g[=o]nia_, an angle.]

DODECAGYNIA, d[=o]-dek-a-jin'i-a, _n._ a Linnaean order of plants having twelve styles.--_adjs._ DODECAGYN'IAN, DODECAG'YNOUS.


DODECAHEDRON, d[=o]-dek-a-h[=e]'dron, _n._ a solid figure, having twelve equal pentagonal bases or faces.--_adj._ DODECAH[=E]'DRAL. [Gr.

_d[=o]deka_, twelve, _hedra_, a base, a side.]

DODECANDRIA, d[=o]-de-kan'dri-a, _n._ a Linnaean class of plants having twelve stamens.--_adj._ DODECAN'DROUS. [Gr. _d[=o]deka_, twelve, _an[=e]r_, _andros_, a man.]

DODECAPETALOUS, d[=o]-dek-a-pet'a-lus, _adj._ having twelve petals. [Gr.

_d[=o]deka_, twelve, _petalon_, a petal.]

DODECASTYLE, d[=o]'dek-a-st[=i]l, _adj._ (_archit._) having twelve columns in front.--_n._ a portico with such.

DODECASYLLABLE, d[=o]-dek-a-sil'a-bl, _n._ a word of twelve syllables.--_adj._ DODECASYLLAB'IC.

DODGE, doj, _v.i._ to start aside or shift about: to evade or use mean tricks: to shuffle or quibble.--_v.t._ to evade by a sudden shift of place: to trick.--_n._ an evasion: a trick: a quibble.--_ns._ DODG'ER; DODG'ERY, trickery.--_adj._ DODG'Y. [Cf. _dodder_, _toddle_, _diddle_; Scot.

_daddle_, _doddle_.]

DODIPOLL, DODDYPOLL, dod'i-p[=o]l, _n._ a blockhead.

DODKIN, dod'kin, _n._ a doit.--Also DOIT'KIN.

DODMAN, dod'man, _n._ (_prov._) a snail.

DODO, d[=o]'d[=o], _n._ a large clumsy bird, about the size of a turkey, and without the power of flight--it was once found in Mauritius and Madagascar, but became extinct about the end of the 17th century. [Port.

_doudo_, silly.]

DODONaeAN, d[=o]-d[=o]-n[=e]'an, _adj._ pertaining to _Dodona_ in Epirus, or its oracle sacred to Zeus, situated in a grove of oaks.--Also DOD[=O]'NIAN.

DOE, d[=o], _n._ John Doe and Richard Roe, names of an imaginary plaintiff and opponent in the old legal action for ejectment, and proverbial term for a legal action.

DOE, d[=o], _n._ the female of the fallow-deer or buck.--_n._ DOE'SKIN, the skin of a doe: a smooth, close-woven woollen cloth. [A.S. _da_; Dan. _daa_, a deer.]

DOER, d[=oo]'[.e]r, _n._ one who does anything; one who habitually performs: an agent.

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