Doloroso to Dominical
(||Do`lo*ro"so) a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.) Plaintive; pathetic; used adverbially as a musical direction.
(Dol"or*ous) a. [L. dolorosus, from dolor: cf. F. douloureux. See Dolor.]
1. Full of grief; sad; sorrowful; doleful; dismal; as, a dolorous object; dolorous discourses.
You take me in too dolorous a sense;Shak.
I spake to you for your comfort.
2. Occasioning pain or grief; painful.
Their dispatch is quick, and less dolorous than the paw of the bear or teeth of the lion.Dr. H. More.
Dol"or*ous*ly, adv. Dol"or*ous*ness, n.
(Dol"phin) n. [F. dauphin dolphin, dauphin, earlier spelt also doffin; cf. OF. dalphinal of the
dauphin; fr. L. delphinus, Gr. delfi`s a dolphin (in senses 1, 2, & 5), perh. properly, belly fish; cf. delfy`s
womb, Skr. garbha; perh. akin to E. calf. Cf. Dauphin, Delphine.]
1. (Zool.) (a) A cetacean of the genus Delphinus and allied genera (esp. D. delphis); the true dolphin.
(b) The Coryphæna hippuris, a fish of about five feet in length, celebrated for its surprising changes of
color when dying. It is the fish commonly known as the dolphin. See Coryphænoid.
The dolphin of the ancients (D. delphis) is common in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, and attains a
length of from six to eight feet.
2. delfi`s]> (Gr. Antiq.) A mass of iron or lead hung from the yardarm, in readiness to be dropped on
the deck of an enemy's vessel.
3. (Naut.) (a) A kind of wreath or strap of plaited cordage. (b) A spar or buoy held by an anchor
and furnished with a ring to which ships may fasten their cables. R. H. Dana. (c) A mooring post on
a wharf or beach. (d) A permanent fender around a heavy boat just below the gunwale. Ham. Nav.
4. (Gun.) In old ordnance, one of the handles above the trunnions by which the gun was lifted.
5. (Astron.) A small constellation between Aquila and Pegasus. See Delphinus, n., 2.
Dolphin fly (Zoöl.), the black, bean, or collier, Aphis destructive to beans. Dolphin striker (Naut.),
a short vertical spar under the bowsprit.
(Dol"phin*et) n. A female dolphin. [R.] Spenser.
(Dolt) n. [OE. dulte, prop. p. p. of dullen to dull. See Dull.] A heavy, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a
numskull; an ignoramus; a dunce; a dullard.
This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt.Drayton.
(Dolt), v. i. To behave foolishly. [Obs.]
(Dolt"ish), a. Doltlike; dull in intellect; stupid; blockish; as, a doltish clown. Dolt"ish*ly, adv.
(||Do"lus) n. [L., deceit; akin to Gr. .] (Law) Evil intent, embracing both malice and fraud. See
(Dolv"en) p. p. of Delve. [Obs.] Rom. of R.