(Dod"kin) n. [D. duitken, dim. of duit. See Doit, and cf. Doitkin.] A doit; a small coin. Shelton.
1. A snail; also, a snail shell; a hodmandod. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Nares.
2. (Zoöl.) Any shellfish which casts its shell, as a lobster. [Prov. Eng.]
(Do"do) n.; pl. Dodoes [Said to be fr. Pg. doudo silly, foolish (cf. Booby); this is fr. Prov. E.
dold, the same word as E. dolt.] (Zoöl.) A large, extinct bird formerly inhabiting the Island of Mauritius.
It had short, half-fledged wings, like those of the ostrich, and a short neck and legs; called also dronte.
It was related to the pigeons.
(Doe) n. [AS. da; cf. Dan. daa, daa-dyr, deer, and perh. L. dama. &radic66.] (Zoöl.) A female
deer or antelope; specifically, the female of the fallow deer, of which the male is called a buck. Also
applied to the female of other animals, as the rabbit. See the Note under Buck.
(Doe) n. A feat. [Obs.] See Do, n. Hudibras.
(Dg"lic) a. Pertaining to, or obtained from, the dgling; as, dglic acid an oily substance resembling
(||Dg"ling) n. [Native name in Faroe Islands.] (Zoöl.) The beaked whale from which dgling oil is
(Do"er) n. [From Do, v. t. & i.]
1. One who does; one who performs or executes; one who is wont and ready to act; an actor; an agent.
The doers of the law shall be justified.Rom. ii. 13.
2. (Scots Law) An agent or attorney; a factor. Burrill.
(Does) The 3d pers. sing. pres. of Do.
1. The skin of the doe.
2. A firm woolen cloth with a smooth, soft surface like a doe's skin; made for men's wear.
(Doff) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doffed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Doffing.] [Do + off. See Do, v. t., 7.]
1. To put off, as dress; to divest one's self of; hence, figuratively, to put or thrust away; to rid one's self of.
And made us doff our easy robes of peace.Shak.
At night, or in the rain,Emerson.
He dons a surcoat which he doffs at morn.
2. To strip; to divest; to undress.
Heaven's King, who doffs himself our flesh to wear.Crashaw.
(Doff), v. i. To put off dress; to take off the hat.
(Doff"er) n. (Mach.) A revolving cylinder, or a vibrating bar with teeth, in a carding machine,
which doffs, or strips off, the cotton from the cards. Ure.