3. A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower.

Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give . . .; but give me the damsel to wife.
Gen. xxxiv. 12.

(Dowse) v. t. [Cf. 1st Douse.]

1. To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.

2. [Cf. OD. doesen to strike, Norw. dusa to break.] To beat or thrash. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Dowse), v. i. To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.

Adams had the reputation of having dowsed successfully for more than a hundred wells.
Eng. Cyc.

(Dowse), n. A blow on the face. [Low] Colman.

(Dows"er) n.

1. A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc., a dowsing rod. [Colloq.]

2. One who uses the dowser or divining rod. Eng. Cyc.

(Dowst) n. A dowse. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

(Dow"ve) n. A dove. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Dox`o*log"ic*al) a. Pertaining to doxology; giving praise to God. Howell.

(Dox*ol"o*gize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Doxologized; p. pr. & vb. n. Doxologizing.] To give glory to God, as in a doxology; to praise God with doxologies.

(Dox*ol"o*gy) n.; pl. Doxologies [LL. doxologia, Gr. fr. praising, giving glory; opinion, estimation, glory, praise (from to think, imagine) + to speak: cf. F. doxologie. See Dogma, and Legend.] In Christian worship: A hymn expressing praise and honor to God; a form of praise to God designed to be sung or chanted by the choir or the congregation.

David breaks forth into these triumphant praises and doxologies.

(Dox"y) n.; pl. Doxies [See Duck a pet.] A loose wench; a disreputable sweetheart. Shak.

(Doy"ly) n. See Doily.

(Doze) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dozed (dozd); p. pr. & vb. n. Dozing.] [Prob. akin to daze, dizzy: cf. Icel. dusa to doze, Dan. döse to make dull, heavy, or drowsy, dös dullness, drowsiness, dösig drowsy, AS. dw&aemacrs dull, stupid, foolish. &radic71. Cf. Dizzy.] To slumber; to sleep lightly; to be in a dull or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; to be drowsy.

If he happened to doze a little, the jolly cobbler waked him.

(Doze), v. t.

1. To pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's time.

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