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Dolly

[dol-ee] /ˈdɒl i/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Doll.
Also, Dollie.
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British Dictionary definitions for dollie

dolly

/ˈdɒlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
a child's word for a doll
2.
(films, television) a wheeled support on which a camera may be mounted
3.
a cup-shaped anvil held against the head of a rivet while the other end is being hammered
4.
a shaped block of lead used to hammer dents out of sheet metal
5.
a distance piece placed between the head of a pile and the pile-driver to form an extension to the length of the pile
6.
(cricket) a simple catch
7.
(slang, mainly Brit) Also called dolly bird. an attractive and fashionable girl, esp one who is considered to be unintelligent
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
8.
(films, television) to wheel (a camera) backwards or forwards on a dolly
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Word Origin and History for dollie

dolly

n.

c.1600, Dolly, a fem. nickname (see doll); 1790 as "child's doll;" applied from 1792 to any contrivance fancied to resemble a dolly in some sense, especially "a small platform on rollers" (1901). Doesn't look like one to me, either, but that's what they say.

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The first mammal successfully cloned — Dolly, a sheep — was born in 1996 in Scotland as the result of work by biologist Ian Wilmut (see clone). The procedure that produced Dolly involved removing the nucleus from an egg cell and placing the nucleus of an adult sheep's mammary cell into it. Further manipulations caused the egg to “turn on” all genes and develop like a normal zygote. (See totipotency.)

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