(Doi"ly) n. [So called from the name of the dealer.]
1. A kind of woolen stuff. [Obs.] "Some doily petticoats." Dryden.
A fool and a doily stuff, would now and then find days of grace, and be worn for variety.Congreve.
2. A small napkin, used at table with the fruit, etc.; commonly colored and fringed.
(Do"ing) n.; pl. Doings Anything done; a deed; an action good or bad; hence, in the plural, conduct; behavior.
To render an account of his doings.Barrow.
(Doit) n. [D. duit, Icel. pveit, prop., a piece cut off. See Thwaite a piece of ground, Thwite.]
1. A small Dutch coin, worth about half a farthing; also, a similar small coin once used in Scotland; hence,
any small piece of money. Shak.
2. A thing of small value; as, I care not a doit.
(Doit"kin) n. A very small coin; a doit.
(Dok`i*mas"tic) a. Docimastic.
(||Do"ko) n. (Zoöl.) See Lepidosiren.
(||Do*la"bra) n. [L., fr. dolare to hew.] A rude ancient ax or hatchet, seen in museums.
(Do*lab"ri*form) a. [L. dolabra a mattock + -form.] Shaped like the head of an ax or hatchet,
as some leaves, and also certain organs of some shellfish.
(||Dol"ce Dol`ce*men"te) adv. [It., fr. L. dulcis sweet, soft.] (Mus.) Softly; sweetly; with soft, smooth,
and delicate execution.
(||Dol*ci"no or ||Dul*ci"no) n. [Cf. It. dolcigno sweetish.] (Mus.) A small bassoon, formerly
much used. Simmonds.
To be in the doldrums, to be in a state of listlessness ennui, or tedium.
(Dol"drums) n. pl. [Cf. Gael. doltrum grief, vexation?] A part of the ocean near the equator,
abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks;
so called by sailors.
(Dole) n. [OE. deol, doel, dol, OF. doel, fr. doloir to suffer, fr. L. dolere; perh. akin to dolare to
hew.] grief; sorrow; lamentation. [Archaic]
And she died.Tennyson.
So that day there was dole in Astolat.
(Dole), n. [L. dolus: cf. F. dol.] (Scots Law) See Dolus.
(Dole), n. [AS. dal portion; same word as dl. See Deal.]
1. Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
At her general dole,Cleveland.
Each receives his ancient soul.
2. That which is dealt out; a part, share, or portion also, a scanty share or allowance.