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Pronunciation : Dor
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. AS. dora drone, locust, D. tor beetle, L. taurus a kind of beetle. Cf. Dormouse.] (Zoöl.)
Definition : Defn: A large European scaraboid beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius), which makes a droning noise while flying. The name is also applied to allied American species, as the June bug. Called also dorr, dorbeetle, or dorrbeetle, dorbug, dorrfly, and buzzard clock.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Dor
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. Dor a beetle, and Hum, Humbug.]
Definition : Defn: A trick, joke, or deception. Beau. & Fl. To give one the dor, to make a fool of him. [Archaic] P. Fletcher.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Dor
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To make a fool of; to deceive. [Obs.] [Written also dorr.] B. Jonson.

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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