(||Da*roo") n. (Bot.) The Egyptian sycamore See Sycamore.
(Darr) n. (Zoöl.) The European black tern.
(Dar"raign, Dar"rain), v. t. [OF. deraisnier to explain, defend, to maintain in legal action by
proof and reasonings, LL. derationare; de- + rationare to discourse, contend in law, fr. L. ratio reason,
in LL., legal cause. Cf. Arraign, and see Reason.]
1. To make ready to fight; to array. [Obs.]
Darrain your battle, for they are at hand.Shak.
2. To fight out; to contest; to decide by combat. [Obs.] "To darrain the battle." Chaucer .
(Dar"rein), a. [OF. darrein, darrain, fr. an assumed LL. deretranus; L. de + retro back, backward.]
(Law) Last; as, darrein continuance, the last continuance.
(Dart) n. [OF. dart, of German origin; cf. OHG. tart javelin, dart, AS. dara, daro, Sw. dart dagger,
Icel. darrar dart.]
1. A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; hence, any sharp-
pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.
And he [Joab] took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom.2 Sa. xviii.
2. Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.
The artful inquiry, whose venomed dartHannan
Scarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart.
3. A spear set as a prize in running. [Obs.] Chaucer.
4. (Zoöl.) A fish; the dace. See Dace.
Dart sac (Zoöl.), a sac connected with the reproductive organs of land snails, which contains a dart, or
(Dart), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Darted; p. pr. & vb. n. Darting.]
1. To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
2. To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.
Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart?Pope.
(Dart), v. i.
1. To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.
2. To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along; as, the deer darted from the thicket.
(Dar"tars) n. [F. dartre eruption, dandruff. &radic240.] A kind of scab or ulceration on the skin