doss

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v doss sleep in a convenient place "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Doss dŏs A place to sleep in; a bed; hence, sleep.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • doss To attack with the horns; toss.
    • doss To pay: as, to doss down money.
    • n doss A hassock.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etym. uncertain

Usage

In literature:

Now Doss had wondered much of late what had become of her master.
"The Story of an African Farm" by (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
He had got his battery into position at about two o'clock, and they had dossed down beside the guns.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
By day the streets are a depression, with their frowzy doss-houses and their vapour-baths.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
His name was Terry, and he was as jolly as poor old Doss used to be.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
Some say she was born in a workhouse, a caravan, or an East-end doss.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
Plain old fashioned laziness is what ails Doss Provine.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
Show Gran your pretty pinny, Doss.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Don't let's go to that there doss; let's lay in the old 'ouse.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
Sho, ain' yo' Doss, Ren Doss?
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
The doss-houses and jails were emptied.
"Stand Up, Ye Dead" by Norman Maclean
Come on, let's do a doss together.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
Finding the place empty, we decided to doss it till daylight.
"The Man Without a Memory" by Arthur W. Marchmont
It was a mere "dossing house," but that was quite a matter of indifference.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
You shall have the bunk, and I'll doss down on the floor.
"My Lord Duke" by E. W. Hornung
This is a doss-house, this is.
"A Hero of Romance" by Richard Marsh
By day the streets are a depression, with their frowzy doss-houses and their vapor-baths.
"Modern Essays" by John Macy
Then had we none but rere-dosses, and our heads did never ache.
"Knowledge is Power:" by Charles Knight
The Spitalfields "doss" to which I had been directed looked too much like the mud beneath felt.
"England" by Frank Fox
Women of the class that drift to the doss-house are not inclined to exchange confidences with their neighbours.
"The Strand Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 161, May 1904" by Various
As to the "fourpenny doss," its discomforts are probably mainly owing to its inmates.
"Highways and Byways in London" by E. T. Cook
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In poetry:

Wi' a' his band, to the Holy Land
He's boune wi' merry din,
His shouther's doss a Christ's cross,
In his breist an ugsome sin.
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
‘Yes, I'm the Cove,” the Squatter said;
The Swagman answered, "Right,
I thought as much: show me some place
Where I can doss tonight."
"Are you the Cove?" by Joseph Furphy
Many I grieve with a grave, deep love
Who are deep in the grave, whose faces I never saw:
Poets who died of alcohol, bullets, or birthdays
Doss in the damp house, forbidden now to snore.
"An Old Lament Renewed" by Vernon Scannell
Sae aff wi' the whalebone, the cane, an' the steel!
I likna the crinoline, trouth an' atweel;
It's fule-like an' fashous, it's cheatrie an' boss—
I wad jist ha'e yere cleedin' bien, genty, an' doss.
"Crinoline" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Michael Doss , Culver Town Manager since early 2009, has announced his resignation at the end of this month, explaining he plans to return to his native West Virginia for "family reasons".
James Stacey Doss , 96, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Aug 6, 2010, at NHC Lewisburg.
Doss was a native of Giles County, and son of the late Mahlon Stacey and Lorena Pearson Doss .
Scotts Valley resident Nate Doss finished second in the Steady Ed Memorial Cup disc golf event at the DeLaveaga course this past weekend.
Doss , the top-ranked player in the world, has never won the Memorial Cup at his home course, but his second-place finish netted him $1,237.
The windstorm in Louisville a month ago played havoc with the high school football schedule and North Bullitt will find out just how much it hurt them on Friday when they square off with a powerful Doss team.
UCLA WR Ryan Smith (left) tries to haul in a pass after eluding coverage from Ohio State S Mike Doss (2).
Vela Mae Doss Taylor, age 93, of Scottsville, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the Cal Turner Extended Care Pavilion.
Doss is the owner/operator of Dandy Dog Grooming Shop, housed in a small building on Poplar Street, just west of the stoplight in downtown Fort Gibson.
Doss said she loves dogs and loves grooming .
"I'll stop grooming dogs," Doss said, "when they pry the clippers from my cold, dead fingers.
302 Doss Avenue, 615-688-3859 Lafayette.
Mark S Doss (Thoas, King of Scythia).
Stabbing suspect Alan "Main" Doss is now in police custody after a citizen's tip helped authorities find where he was hiding Tuesday morning.
The Magnetic Fields hit the road, Jaz Coleman disappears and Bill Doss and Tony Martin pass away .
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In science:

Athreya, K. B., Doss, H. and Sethuraman, J. (1996).
Nonparametric Bayesian Classification
The absolute differential oscillator strengths (DOS’s) for the photoabsorption of the Ne, Ar, and Xe atoms encapsulated in the C60 have been evaluated using the time-dependent-density-functionaltheory, which solves the quantum Liouvillian equation with the Lanczos chain method.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
Recently a method to evaluate the absolute differential oscillator strengths (DOS’s) for the photoabsorption of atoms encapsulated inside a fullerene has been developed [1, 2].
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
Finally, the absolute DOS’s for the photoabsorption of an atom encapsulated inside a fullerene can be calculated by subtracting the DOS’s of the fullerene from the correspondent DOS’s of the endohedral fullerene at the same photon energy.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
In this paper we have evaluated the absolute DOS’s for the photoabsorption of the Ne, Ar, and Xe atoms encapsulated in the C60 in the regions both inside and outside the C60 giant resonance.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
The results demonstrate a strong oscillation and a significant increase of the DOS’s in the C60 resonance region for all these atoms.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
Solid and dashed curves in Fig. 2 are, respectively the absolute DOS’s for the photoabsorption of the encapsulated and free Xe atom calculated by TDDFT method.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
Absolute DOS’s for the photoabsorption of the Xe atom.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
FIG. 3. (Color online) Absolute DOS’s for the Photoabsorption of a free Neon atom.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
This means that the Xe atom disturbed the C60 resonance and reduced the DOS’s of the C60 .
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
In the following, we first evaluate the DOS’s for the photoabsorption of the free Ne and Ar atoms.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
Solid curves in Figs. 3 and 4 are, respectively the calculated absolute DOS’s for the free Ne and Ar atoms.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
The DOS’s of the Ne and Ar atoms encapsulated in the C60 are obtained by subtracting the DOS’s of the C60 from the correspondent DOS’s of the endohedral fullerenes.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
Dashed and solid curves in Figs. 5 and 6 represent, respectively the DOS’s for the photoabsorption of the free and encaged Ne and Ar atoms.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
Figure 6 shows that when the photon energy is large the DOS’s are positive; otherwise the DOS’s of the C60 are reduced by the Ar atom.
Effect of C$_{60}$ giant resonance on the photoabsorption of encaged atoms
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