3. A dairy farm. [R.]
Dairy is much used adjectively or in combination; as, dairy farm, dairy countries, dairy house or dairyhouse,
dairyroom, dairywork, etc.
(Dai"ry*ing), n. The business of conducting a dairy.
(Dai"ry*maid`) n. A female servant whose business is the care of the dairy.
(Dai"ry*man) n.; pl. Dairymen A man who keeps or takes care of a dairy.
(Dai"ry*wom`an) n.; pl. Dairywomen A woman who attends to a dairy.
(Da"is) n. [OE. deis, des, table, dais, OF. deis table, F. dais a canopy, L. discus a quoit, a dish
(from the shape), LL., table, fr. Gr. a quoit, a dish. See Dish.]
1. The high or principal table, at the end of a hall, at which the chief guests were seated; also, the chief
seat at the high table. [Obs.]
2. A platform slightly raised above the floor of a hall or large room, giving distinction to the table and
seats placed upon it for the chief guests.
3. A canopy over the seat of a person of dignity. [Obs.] Shiply.
(Dai"sied) a. Full of daisies; adorned with daisies. "The daisied green." Langhorne.
The grass all deep and daisied.G. Eliot.
(Dai"sy) n.; pl. Daisies [OE. dayesye, AS. dæges-eáge day's eye, daisy. See Day, and Eye.]
(Bot.) (a) A genus of low herbs belonging to the family Compositæ. The common English and classical
daisy is B. perennis, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays. (b) The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum
Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; called also oxeye daisy.
The word daisy is also used for composite plants of other genera, as Erigeron, or fleabane.
Michaelmas daisy (Bot.), any plant of the genus Aster, of which there are many species. Oxeye
daisy (Bot.), the whiteweed. See Daisy (b).
Dak boat, a mail boat. Percy Smith. Dak bungalow, a traveler's rest- house at the end of a dak
stage. To travel by dak, to travel by relays of palanquins or other carriage, as fast as the post
along a road.
(Dak) n. [Hind. &dsdotak.] Post; mail; also, the mail or postal arrangements; spelt also dawk,
and dauk. [India]
(Da"ker Da"kir) n. [See Dicker.] (O. Eng. & Scots Law) A measure of certain commodities
by number, usually ten or twelve, but sometimes twenty; as, a daker of hides consisted of ten skins; a
daker of gloves of ten pairs. Burrill.
(Da"ker hen`) [Perh. fr. W. crecial the daker hen; crec a sharp noise (creg harsh, hoarse,
crechian to scream) + iar hen; or cf. D. duiken to dive, plunge.] (Zoöl.) The corncrake or land rail.
(Da*koit", n., Da*koit"y), n. See Dacoit, Dacoity.
(Da*ko"ta group`) (Geol.) A subdivision at the base of the cretaceous formation in Western
North America; so named from the region where the strata were first studied.