dolly

Definitions

  • A Regular Single-sill or Dolly Kiln Truck
    A Regular Single-sill or Dolly Kiln Truck
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dolly a small replica of a person; used as a toy
    • n dolly conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects
    • n dolly conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted
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Additional illustrations & photos:

DAISY AND DOLLY DAISY AND DOLLY
Instructing Dolly painting Instructing Dolly painting

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The original title of the musical "Hello Dolly!" was "Dolly: A Damned Exasperating Woman." Why did they change it? The original had such music, poetry, and pizzazz.
    • n Dolly A child's mane for a doll.
    • Dolly A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.
    • Dolly (Mining) A contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion to the ore to be washed; a stirrer.
    • Dolly A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building.
    • Dolly (Mach) A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet.
    • Dolly In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dolly Same as doll.
    • n dolly A doll. See doll.
    • n dolly In mining, the flat disk of wood which moves up and down in the keeve or dolly-tub in the process of concentrating ore by tossing and packing. See toss.
    • n dolly In pile-driving, an extension-piece placed on the upper end of a pile, when the head of the pile is beyond the reach of the monkey.
    • n dolly A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet; a snap-head.
    • n dolly A primitive form of apparatus for clothes-washing, consisting of a wooden disk furnished with from three to five legs with rounded ends, and a handle with a cross-piece rising from the center. The dolly is jerked rapidly around in different directions in a tub or box in which the clothes to be washed are immersed in water.
    • dolly In mining, to concentrate or dress (ore) by the use of the dolly.
    • n dolly In India, a complimentary offering of fruit and flowers, sweetmeats, and the like, usually presented on trays or brass dishes.
    • n dolly A machine for washing pieces of cloth. The pieces are sewn together into an endless band, which is then passed through a detergent liquor and afterward wrung between two heavy rollers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dolly dol′i a complimentary offering of flowers, sweetmeats, &c. on a tray.
    • n Dolly dol′i dim. of Doll
    • adj Dolly babyish
    • n Dolly dol′i a wooden shaft attached to a disc with projecting arms, used for stirring clothes in a washing-tub; somewhat similar pieces of apparatus in mining, pile-driving, &c
    • v.t Dolly to wash (clothes) in a tub: to beat (red-hot metal) with a hammer: to crush ore with a dolly, to obtain or yield by this method
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Usage

In literature:

Julie was arrested while blackberrying in a Dolly Varden hat.
"Terribly Intimate Portraits" by Noël Coward
You're a fine driver, dolly.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
We are dear friends, Dolly and I.
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
I'd nothing much better to do, and Dolly was cracking up this new parson of yours, so I thought I'd jog over and sample him.
"Dolly Reforming Herself" by Henry Arthur Jones
But I can give you one of mother and father and Dolly, and I think Colin too.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
Last holidays, at Christmas, I proposed to Dolly Clive in the square.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
Dolly opened the door, and started back with a cry of astonishment at the lovely spectacle before her.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
Lawrence and Dolly slowly advanced, even Dolly's attention taken for a moment from the church by this extraordinary combination.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
Come, Dollie, you and I will go just a little way to meet mamma.
"Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades" by Florence Holbrook
And, Dolly, not another word!
"Solomon Crow's Christmas Pockets and Other Tales" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
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In poetry:

Then out her doting mother came,
And soothed her daughter then;
"Grieve not, my darling, I will sew
Your dolly up again!"
"The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot" by Eugene Field
Thus Dolly, who possess'd the heart,
Twelve inches sunk her head,
By dropping in that dreadful part
We never wish to tread.
"The Lover" by William Hutton
A simple Maid, who could employ
The silent lapse of Evening mild,
And lov'd its solitary joy;
For Dolly was Reflection's child.
"Dolly" by Robert Bloomfield
But Sissy Knott still wailed and wept,
And still her fate reviled;
For who could patch her dolly up -
Who, who could mend her child?
"The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot" by Eugene Field
Poor Thomas, from fair Dolly's view,
So many wounds has got,
His heart was pepper'd through and through,
As if 'twas with small shot.
"The Lover" by William Hutton
Darkness crept slowly o'er the East!
Upon the Barn-roof watch'd the Cat;
Sweet breath'd the ruminating Beast
At rest where DOLLY musing sat.
"Dolly" by Robert Bloomfield

In news:

Jim Salestrom, who tours with Dolly Parton, plays a benefit concert for Father Dyer Church in Breckenridge Saturday.
The Emmy Award-winning songwriter and local favorite, Jim Salestrom, who tours with Dolly Parton, will play a benefit concert at Father Dyer United Methodist Church on Saturday.
The Dollywood Foundation was started in 1988 by Dolly Parton to develop and administer educational programs for children in her native Sevier County, TN.
I'm not quite sure how this one started, since Dolly Parton has been married to the same man, Carl Dean, for, like, 45 years….but there's been rumors flying forever that Dolly is, in fact, gay .
The owner, Dollie Dry, 80, purchased this 4.5-acre property in Marietta, S.C. With her husband, James, for $700,000 in 2006.
How to Make Your Own Table Top Dolly.
Why Dolly Parton and I didn't have sex .
Dolly is forecast to be a hurricane by the time it gets to Brownsville.
The Ohio Valley University Theatre Department will present " Hello Dolly".
Dolly, who was in the home at the time, darted away in fear.
In an effort to expand Dolly Parton's Imagination Library throughout Alaska, Best Beginnings is now accepting proposals for grants to launch new local Imagination Libraries.
ELAINE CLARK, a child specialist for the Oneida Public Library, shows off the display for the Dolly Parton Imagine Library program.
In 2008, a group of community leaders opted in to the program, which was started by singer Dolly Parton in 1996 in Sevier County, Tenn.
The gifted singer and actor was in the seats as a teenager to watch her in "Hello, Dolly" during a pivotal moment in his life.
The Dolly Madison Bakery in Emporia is the city's 2nd largest employer.
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