• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dorse Same as dorsal n.
    • Dorse The back of a book. "Books, all richly bound, with gilt dorses ."
    • n Dorse (Zoöl) The Baltic or variable cod (Gadus callarias), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dorse The back.
    • n dorse A piece of stuff used to cover the back of a settle or chair, or hung at the back of an altar or at the sides of a chancel; especially, a piece of rich stuff forming the back of a chair of state or a throne, reaching from the canopy to the floor of the dais. In ecclesiastical use now dossal. Formerly also dorser, dorsel, dosser.
    • n dorse A young cod, formerly supposed to be a distinct species called the variable cod, Gadus callarias.
    • n dorse The back of a book or of a folded document.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dorse (obs.) the back of a writing: a dossal: the back
    • n Dorse dors a young cod.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. L. dorsum, the back. See Dorsel Dosel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low Ger. dorsch.


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Dorse Rogers "D. R." O'Dell, 95, of Benton, died Monday, August 6, at Marshall Co. Hospital in Benton.
BENTON — Dorse Rogers "D. R." O'Dell, 95, of Benton died at 3:40 pm Monday at Marshall County Hospital in Benton.