(Do"-lit`tle) n. One who performs little though professing much. [Colloq.]
Great talkers are commonly dolittles.Bp. Richardson.
(||Do"li*um) n. [L. large jar.] (Zoöl.) A genus of large univalve mollusks, including the partridge
shell and tun shells.
(Doll) n. [A contraction of Dorothy; or less prob. an abbreviation of idol; or cf. OD. dol a whipping
top, D. dollen to rave, and E. dull.] A child's puppet; a toy baby for a little girl.
(Dol"lar) n. [D. daalder, LG. dahler, G. thaler, an abbreviation of Joachimsthaler, i. e., a piece
of money first coined, about the year 1518, in the valley (G. thal) of St. Joachim, in Bohemia. See
1. (a) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25 grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that
is, having a total weight of 412.5 grains. (b) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22 grains of
gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths fine. It is no longer
Previous to 1837 the silver dollar had a larger amount of alloy, but only the same amount of silver as
now, the total weight being 416 grains. The gold dollar as a distinct coin was first made in 1849. The
eagles, half eagles, and quarter eagles coined before 1834 contained 24.75 grains of gold and 2.25
grains of alloy for each dollar.
2. A coin of the same general weight and value, though differing slightly in different countries, current in
Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries.
3. The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the United States in reckoning money values.
Chop dollar. See under 9th Chop. Dollar fish (Zoöl.), a fish of the United States coast having a
flat, roundish form and a bright silvery luster; called also butterfish, and Lafayette. See Butterfish.
Trade dollar, a silver coin formerly made at the United States mint, intended for export, and not
legal tender at home. It contained 378 grains of silver and 42 grains of alloy.
(Dol`lar*dee") n. (Zoöl.) A species of sunfish (Lepomis pallidus), common in the United States;
called also blue sunfish, and copper-nosed bream.
(Doll"man) n. See Dolman.
(Dol"ly) n.; pl. Dollies
1. (Mining) A contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion
to the ore to be washed; a stirrer.
2. (Mach.) A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet. Knight.
3. In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver.
4. A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building.
5. A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.
Dolly shop, a shop where rags, old junk, etc., are bought and sold; usually, in fact, an unlicensed pawnbroker's
shop, formerly distinguished by the sign of a black doll. [England]
(Dol"ly) n. A child's mane for a doll.