• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dossil (Printing) A roll of cloth for wiping off the face of a copperplate, leaving the ink in the engraved lines.
    • Dossil (Surg) A small ovoid or cylindrical roil or pledget of lint, for keeping a sore, wound, etc., open; a tent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dossil A spigot in a cask; a plug.
    • n dossil A wisp of hay or straw to stop up an aperture.
    • n dossil The rose at the end of a water-pipe.
    • n dossil In surgery, a pledget or small portion of lint made into a cylindrical or conical form, for purging a wound.
    • n dossil A roll of cloth for cleaning the ink from an engraved plate previous to printing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dossil dos′il a plug, spigot: a cloth roll for wiping ink from an engraved plate in printing:
    • n Dossil dos′il (surg.) a pledget of lint for cleaning out a wound.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dosil, faucet of a barrel, OF. dosil, duisil, spigot, LL. diciculus, ducillus, fr. L. ducere, to lead, draw. See Duct Duke
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. dosil—Late L. ducillus, a spigot.