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
(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 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
(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.