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John John (j[o^]n), n. [See {Johannes}.] A proper name of a man. [1913 Webster]

{John-apple}, a sort of apple ripe about St. John's Day. Same as {Apple-john}.

{John Bull}, an ideal personification of the typical characteristics of an Englishman, or of the English people.

{John Bullism}, English character. --W. Irving.

{John Doe} (Law), the name formerly given to the fictitious plaintiff in an action of ejectment. --Mozley & W.

{John Doree}, {John Dory}. [John (or F. jaune yellow) + Doree, Dory.] (Zo["o]l.) An oval, compressed, European food fish ({Zeus faber}). Its color is yellow and olive, with golden, silvery, and blue reflections. It has a round dark spot on each side. Called also {dory}, {doree}, and {St. Peter's fish}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dory — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Hoplitas luchando con sus dorus Dory o Doru (Griego: δόρυ) era un tipo de lanza, no muy pesada que podía ser lanzada como una jabalina. Suponía el arma principal del hoplita y estaba compuesta por una pértiga d …   Wikipedia Español

  • dory — dory1 [dôr′ē] n. pl. dories [AmInd (Central America) dori, duri, a dugout] a flat bottomed rowboat with high, flaring sides, used chiefly in commercial fishing dory2 [dôr′ē] n. pl. dories [ME dorre < MFr dorée, lit., gilt, fem. of doré, pp. of …   English World dictionary

  • Dory — Do ry, n.; pl. {Dories}. A small, strong, flat bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dory — Do ry, n.; pl. {Dories}. [Named from 1st color, fr. F. dor[ e]e gilded, fr. dorer to gild, L. deaurare. See {Deaurate}, and cf. {Aureole}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A European fish. See {Doree}, and {John Doree}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dory — (griech.), der bis 2,5 m lange, vorn in eine zweischneidige Spitze auslaufende Hoplitenspeer, dessen andres Ende auch mit eisernem Schuh bewehrt war. Von D. abgeleitet sind Doryphoren (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dory — f English: pet form of DORA (SEE Dora), now seldom used in that function and even less commonly bestowed as an independent given name …   First names dictionary

  • dory — ► NOUN (pl. dories) ▪ a narrow marine fish with a large mouth. ORIGIN French dorée gilded , from Latin aurum gold …   English terms dictionary

  • Dory — Stack of Dories at Lunenburg For the fishes known as dories, see dory (fish). For the Greek Spear, see Dory (spear). The dory is a small, shallow draft boat, about 5 to 7 metres/16.4 to 23.0 feet long. It is a lightweight and versatile boat with… …   Wikipedia

  • dory — dory1 /dawr ee, dohr ee/, n., pl. dories. a boat with a narrow, flat bottom, high bow, and flaring sides. [1700 10, Amer.; alleged to be < Miskito dóri, dúri (if this word is itself not < E)] dory2 /dawr ee, dohr ee/, n., pl. dories. See John… …   Universalium

  • Dory — Traditionelles Dory Als Dory , auch Dorie oder Doriboot wird ein kleines ruder und segelbares Hilfsboot in der Fischerei bezeichnet. Diese kleinen flachbordigen Fischerboote werden etwa seit 1760 als plattbodige 3,5 bis 5 Meter, selten bis sieben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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