• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dorcas dor′kas given in Acts, ix. 36, as the Greek translation of Tabitha (Aramaic, 'female gazelle'), the name of the Christian woman of Joppa, famous for her good works, esp. the making of clothes for the poor—hence Dorcas societies, ladies' societies for making and providing clothes for the poor.
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In literature:

Dorcas has talked so much about the little girl that we are all curious to see her.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Dorcas returned to her guest.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
She regarded Dorcas frowningly from sharp eyes, and Dorcas stepped more proudly.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
The Dorcas Club; OR, OUR GIRLS AFLOAT.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
Dorcas Society, The, 151, 245.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
The Dorcas Club=; OR, OUR GIRLS AFLOAT.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
Her had two dolls; deir names was Dorcas and Priscilla.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Whitneyville, Dorcas Soc., C., bbl.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
On her way upstairs she met Dorcas.
"The Cuckoo Clock" by Mrs. Molesworth
Dorcas looked back once over her shoulder and Dorothy returned a friendly smile to the sweet old face in the white-lined gray bonnet.
"Dorothy's House Party" by Evelyn Raymond

In poetry:

If I might guess, then guess I would
That, mid the gathered folk,
This gentle Dorcas one day stood,
And heard when Jesus spoke.
"Dorcas" by George MacDonald
Should poverty 'gainst beauty strive,
You'd never keep true love alive.
A union with pure bliss is fraught,
When founded upon prudent thought.
Slipshod would better fortune try--
On Dorcas cast a smiling eye.
"The Wager" by William Hutton
Poor Dorcas mourn'd week after week
A livelihood she had to seek:
That bliss was fled which should have lasted;
Her marriage prospects all were blasted.
Choice nuptial fruit before her placed,
Like Tantalus, but must not taste.
"The Wager" by William Hutton

In news:

Dorcas Steffen Hanbury, 68, Chesapeake, Va.
Anyone around Independence and Lone Pine during the 1960's would no doubt fondly remember Dorcas "toodling" around town in her green 1957 Austin Healy with the top down.
Carnival helps Dorcas Ministries pay its bills.
Matt Ticknor addresses Dorcas Ladies Aid.
Matt Ticknor was the guest speaker at the July meeting of the Dorcas Ladies Aid in Freistatt.
Dorcas June Carr, 80, of Jonesboro died Monday, June 7, 2004, at St Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
A San Jose man who died after a single-vehicle crash this morning was identified by the Santa Clara County coroners office as Dorcas Taylor, 77.
Judy was born on June 26, 1952 in St Albans, the daughter of Clarence and Dorcas (Champagne) Boudreau.
"Two cans filled and two to go," said Mrs Dorcas Walt of 4361 Burgundy Road.

In science:

The characteristics of geodesic motion in both types of degenerate solutions are studied in the present paper starting from some preliminary results by Dorca and Verdaguer .
Test particle motion in a gravitational plane wave collision background