Dossil
Dossil Dos"sil, n. [OE. dosil faucet of a barrel, OF. dosil, duisil, spigot, LL. diciculus, ducillus, fr. L. ducere to lead, draw. See {Duct}, {Duke}.] 1. (Surg.) A small ovoid or cylindrical roil or pledget of lint, for keeping a sore, wound, etc., open; a tent. [1913 Webster]

2. (Printing) A roll of cloth for wiping off the face of a copperplate, leaving the ink in the engraved lines. [1913 Webster]


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  • dossil — [däs′il] n. [ME dosel, a barrel spigot < OFr doisil < VL * duciculus, dim. < L ducere, to lead: see DUCT] a plug, wad, or fold of cotton or cloth, as for a wound …   English World dictionary

  • dossil — /dos euhl/, n. Engraving. a cloth roll for removing excess ink from a plate before printing. [1250 1300; ME dosil < MF < ML duciculus, equiv. to L duci (s. of dux) leader + culus CULE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dossil — n. cloth roll for removing extra ink from a plate before printing (Engraving); wad of lint for wiping a wound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dossil — /ˈdɒsəl/ (say dosuhl) noun a plug of lint for a wound; a folded bandage used as a compress. {Old French dosil plug} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dossil — /dos euhl/, n. Engraving. a cloth roll for removing excess ink from a plate before printing. [1250 1300; ME dosil < MF < ML duciculus, equiv. to L duci (s. of dux) leader + culus CULE1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • dos|sal — or dos|sel1 «DOS uhl», noun. an ornamental cloth hung at the back of an altar or throne or at the sides of the chancel. Also, dorsal. ╂[< Medieval Latin dossale, and dorsale, neuter of Late Latin dorsālis; see etym. under dorsal1 (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dos|sel — dos|sal or dos|sel1 «DOS uhl», noun. an ornamental cloth hung at the back of an altar or throne or at the sides of the chancel. Also, dorsal. ╂[< Medieval Latin dossale, and dorsale, neuter of Late Latin dorsālis; see etym. under dorsal1 (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Covering — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Covering >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 covering covering cover Sgm: N 1 baldachin baldachin baldachino baldaquin Sgm: N 1 canopy canopy tilt awning tent marquee tente d abr …   English dictionary for students

  • Stopper — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Stopper >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 stopper stopper stopple Sgm: N 1 plug plug cork bung spike spill stopcock tap Sgm: N 1 rammer rammer Sgm: N 1 r …   English dictionary for students

  • stop — v 1. discontinue, quit, cease from, leave off, Inf. drop* abandon; desist from, forbear, Inf. cut out, Sl. can, Sl. cheese, Brit. Sl. nark it; withdraw from, have done with; (all of work) Inf. call it quits, call it a day, shut up shop, Inf.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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