Driving axle, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive.Driving box(Locomotive), the journal box of a driving axle. See Illust. of Locomotive.Driving note(Mus.), a syncopated note; a tone begun on a weak part of a measure and held through the next accented part, thus anticipating the accent and driving it through.Driving spring, a spring fixed upon the box of the driving axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and deaden shocks. [Eng.] Weale.Driving wheel(Mach.), a wheel that communicates motion; one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the connecting rods of the engine are attached; — called also, simply, driver. See Illust. of Locomotive.

(Driv"ing), n.

1. The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously.

2. Tendency; drift. [R.]

(Driz"zle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drizzled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Drizzling ] [Prop. freq. of AS. dreósan to fall. See Dreary.] To rain slightly in very small drops; to fall, as water from the clouds, slowly and in fine particles; as, it drizzles; drizzling drops or rain. "Drizzling tears." Spenser.

(Driz"zle), v. t. To shed slowly in minute drops or particles. "The air doth drizzle dew." Shak.

(Driz"zle), n. Fine rain or mist. Halliwell.

(Driz"zly) a. Characterized by small rain, or snow; moist and disagreeable. "Winter's drizzly reign." Dryden.

(Drock) n. A water course. [Prov. Eng.]

(Drof"land Dryf"land) , n. [See Drove.] (Law) An ancient yearly payment made by some tenants to the king, or to their landlords, for the privilege of driving their cattle through a manor to fairs or markets. Cowell.

(Dro"gher) n. [Cf. Drag.] A small craft used in the West India Islands to take off sugars, rum, etc., to the merchantmen; also, a vessel for transporting lumber, cotton, etc., coastwise; as, a lumber drogher. [Written also droger.] Ham. Nar. Encyc.

(Drog"man Drog"o*man) , n. See Dragoman.

(Drogue) n. (Naut.) See Drag, n., 6, and Drag sail, under Drag, n.

(Droh) imp. of Draw. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Droil) v. i. [D. druilen to mope.] To work sluggishly or slowly; to plod. [Obs.]

(Droil), n. [D. druil sluggard. Cf. Droll.]

1. A drudge. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

2. Mean labor; toil.[Obs.]

(Droit) n. [F. See Direct.] A right; law in its aspect of the foundation of rights; also, in old law, the writ of right. Abbott.

||Droit d'aubaine. See under Aubaine.Droits of the Admiralty(Eng. Law), rights or perquisites of the Admiralty, arising from seizure of an enemy's ships in port on the breaking out of war, or those coming into port in ignorance of hostilities existing, or from such ships as are taken by noncommissioned

2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.

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