3. Anything nauseous that one is obliged to take; a disagreeable portion thrust upon one.

I am for curing the world by gentle alteratives, not by violent doses.
W. Irving.

I dare undertake that as fulsome a dose as you give him, he shall readily take it down.

(Dose), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dosed ; p. pr. & vb. n. dosing.] [Cf. F. doser. See Dose, n.]

1. To proportion properly with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.

2. To give doses to; to medicine or physic to; to give potions to, constantly and without need.

A self-opinioned physician, worse than his distemper, who shall dose, and bleed, and kill him, "secundum artem."

3. To give anything nauseous to.

(Dos"el) n. [OF. dossel; cf. LL. dorsale. See Dorsal, and cf. Dorse, Dorsel.] Same as Dorsal, n. [R.]

(Do*sol"o*gy) n. [Dose +- logy.] Posology. [R.] Ogilvie.

(Dos"sel) n. [See Dosel, n.] Same as Dorsal, n.

(Dos"ser) n. [LL. dosserum, or F. dossier bundle of papers, part of a basket resting on the back, fr. L. dorsum back. See Dorsal, and cf. Dosel.] [Written also dorser and dorsel.]

1. A pannier, or basket.

To hire a ripper's mare, and buy new dossers.
Beau. & Fl.

2. A hanging tapestry; a dorsal.

(Dos"sil) n. [OE. dosil faucet of a barrel, OF. dosil, duisil, spigot, LL. diciculus, ducillus, fr. L. ducere to lead, draw. See Duct, Duke.]

1. (Surg.) A small ovoid or cylindrical roil or pledget of lint, for keeping a sore, wound, etc., open; a tent.

2. (Printing) A roll of cloth for wiping off the face of a copperplate, leaving the ink in the engraved lines.

(Dost) 2d pers. sing. pres. of Do.

(Dot) n. [F., fr. L. dos, dotis, dowry. See Dower, and cf. Dote dowry.] (Law) A marriage portion; dowry. [Louisiana]

(Dot), n. [Cf. AS. dott small spot, speck; of uncertain origin.]

1. A small point or spot, made with a pen or other pointed instrument; a speck, or small mark.

2. Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen; as, a dot of a child.

(Dot), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dotting.]

1. To mark with dots or small spots; as, to dot a line.

2. To mark or diversify with small detached objects; as, a landscape dotted with cottages.

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