Dart sac(Zoöl.), a sac connected with the reproductive organs of land snails, which contains a dart, or arrowlike structure.

(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?

(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 of lambs.

(Dart"er) n.

(||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.

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. 14.

2. Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.

The artful inquiry, whose venomed dart
Scarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart.
Hannan More.

3. A spear set as a prize in running. [Obs.] Chaucer.

4. (Zoöl.) A fish; the dace. See Dace.

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