Dors

dor

1 [dawr]
noun
1.
Also, dorbeetle [dawr-beet-l] . a common European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius.
2.
any of several insects, as the June bug, that make a buzzing noise in flight.
Also, dorr.


Origin:
before 900; Middle English dor(r)e, Old English dora; compare Middle Low German dorte drone

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dor

2 [dawr] .
noun Archaic.
mockery; scorn.

Origin:
1545–55; < Old Norse dār mockery; compare German Tor fool

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dor (dɔː)
 
n
any European dung beetle of the genus Geotrupes and related genera, esp G. stercorarius, having a droning flight
 
[Old English dora bumblebee; related to Middle Low German dortedrone1]

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DOR
Dorado (constellation)
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Dor definition


dwelling, the Dora of the Romans, an ancient royal city of the Canaanites (Josh. 11:1, 2; 12:23). It was the most southern settlement of the Phoenicians on the coast of Syria. The original inhabitants seem never to have been expelled, although they were made tributary by David. It was one of Solomon's commissariat districts (Judg. 1:27; 1 Kings 4:11). It has been identified with Tantura (so named from the supposed resemblance of its tower to a tantur, i.e., "a horn"). This tower fell in 1895, and nothing remains but debris and foundation walls, the remains of an old Crusading fortress. It is about 8 miles north of Caesarea, "a sad and sickly hamlet of wretched huts on a naked sea-beach."

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