Doughtiness to Down

(Dough"ti*ness), n. The quality of being doughty; valor; bravery.

(Dough"tren) n. pl. [See Daughter.] Daughters. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Dough"ty) a. [Compar. Doughtier (-ti*er); superl. Doughtiest.] [OE. duhti, dohti, douhti, brave, valiant, fit, useful, AS, dyhtig; akin to G. tüchtig, Dan. dygtig, Sw. dygdig virtuous, and fr. AS. dugan to avail, be of use, be strong, akin to D. deugen, OHG. tugan, G. taugen, Icel. & Sw. duga, Dan. due, Goth. dugan, but of uncertain origin; cf. Skr. duh to milk, give milk, draw out, or Gr. ty`chh fortune. &radic68.] Able; strong; valiant; redoubtable; as, a doughty hero.

Sir Thopas wex [grew] a doughty swain.

Doughty families, hugging old musty quarrels to their hearts, buffet each other from generation to generation.

Now seldom used, except in irony or burlesque.

(Dough"y) a. Like dough; soft and heavy; pasty; crude; flabby and pale; as, a doughy complexion.

(Dou*loc"ra*cy) n. [Gr. doy^los slave + kratei^n to rule.] A government by slaves. [Written also dulocracy.] Hare.

Doum palm
(Doum" palm`) See Doom palm.

(Doupe) n. (Zoöl.) The carrion crow. [Written also dob.] [Prov. Eng.]

(Dour) a. [Cf. F. dur, L. durus.] Hard; inflexible; obstinate; sour in aspect; hardy; bold. [Scot.]

A dour wife, a sour old carlin.
C. Reade.

(Dou"ra) n. A kind of millet. See Durra.

(||Dou`rou*cou"li) n. See Durukuli.

(Douse) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dousing.] [Cf. Dowse, and OD. donsen to strike with the fist on the back, Sw. dunsa to fall down violently and noisily; perh. akin to E. din.]

1. To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse. Bp. Stillingfleet.

2. (Naut.) To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.

(Douse), v. i. To fall suddenly into water. Hudibras.

(Douse), v. t. [AS. dwæscan. (Skeat.)] To put out; to extinguish. [Slang] " To douse the glim." Sir W. Scott.

(Dous"ing-chock`) n. (Shipbuilding) One of several pieces fayed across the apron and lapped in the knightheads, or inside planking above the upper deck. Ham. Nav. Encyc.

(Dout) v. t. [Do + out. Cf. Doff.] To put out. [Obs.] "It douts the light." Sylvester.

(Dout"er) n. An extinguisher for candles. [Obs.]

(Dove) n. [OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. dfe; akin to OS. dba, D. duif, OHG. tba, G. taube, Icel. dfa, Sw. dufva, Dan. due, Goth. db; perh. from the root of E. dive.]

1. (Zoöl.) A pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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