• Dory
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dory marine fishes widely distributed in mid-waters and deep slope waters
    • n dory pike-like freshwater perches
    • n dory a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The last female to occupy the Number 1 spot on the Top Ten Box Office list was Julie Andrews in 1967; the top position has been filled by a female film performer only 12 times (by six actresses) since 1932, when the list was established. The other five females to hold the Number 1 box office position are Shirley Temple (four times), Doris Day (twice), Marie Dressler (twice), Betty Grable (once), and Elizabeth Taylor (once). Andrews was ranked Number 1 twice.
    • Dory (Zoöl) A European fish. See Doree, and John Doree.
    • n Dory A small, strong, flat-bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides.
    • Dory (Zoöl) The American wall-eyed perch; -- called also doré. See Pike perch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dory A popular name of the acanthopterygious fish Zeus faber, the type of the family Zeidæ. It is found in the seas of Europe, and is esteemed very delicate eating. It seldom exceeds 18 inches in length. It is also called John-dory.
    • n dory A local name in some parts of the United States and Canada, especially along Lake Michigan, of Stizostedion vitreum, the wall-eyed pikeperch.
    • n dory A small boat; especially, a small flat-bottomed boat used in sea-fisheries, in which to go out from a larger vessel to catch fish.
    • n dory An Australian fish, Zeus australis, of the family Zeidæ, the Australasian representative of Zeus faber, the European ‘John-dory.’
    • n dory A broad-bodied, rough-scaled, bass-like fish, Histiopterus recurvirostris.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dory dō′ri a fish of a golden-yellow colour
    • Dory Also John Dory and Doree
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Hunky Dory - If something is hunky dory, it is perfectly satisfactory, fine.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named from 1st color, fr. F. dorée, gilded, fr. dorer, to gild, L. deaurare,. See Deaurate, and cf. Aureole


In literature:

All we have to do is get Doris to give him a call and he'll be here first thing in the morning.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
Marion and Doris may come in!
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
There was no sign of the "Gypsy," and only one boat was visible, and that a dory rowed by a man standing upright.
"Uncle Terry" by Charles Clark Munn
When Doris wasn't looking he examined his thumb.
"Beyond the Door" by Philip K. Dick
You take that craft of yourn home, and I'll sail up alongside in my dory.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Look at the dory they're towing!
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
A short pull brought the dory on to land, and briskly the girls sprang ashore.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
His dory's tied to the rail.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
Three days after leaving Fort Pelican, Shad and the two trappers sailed their dory into Porcupine Cove.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
Taking my little dory that we had with us on the scow, I rowed to the largest steamer lying at anchor.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker

In poetry:

I'm sick of embarking in dories
Upon an emotional sea.
I'm wearied of playing Dolores
(A role never written for me).
"Pour Prendre Conge" by Dorothy Parker
An' the sun on the rocks behind me,
Bright on the gorse an' whin,
An' the sun on the slantin' dories
With their white sails tackin' in.
"Low Tide" by Clinton Scollard
I did not know them then.
My airedale scratches at the door.
And I am back from seeing Milton Sills
And Doris Kenyon. Twelve years old.
The porchlight coming on again.
"1926" by Weldon Kees
Ach! Namen sind nur Toene:
Sprach meine holde Schoene.
Waehl selbst. Du kannst mich Doris,
Und Galathee und Chloris,
Und--wie du willst mich nennen;
Nur nenne mich die Deine.
"Die Namen" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
From the gray rocks of Cape Ann,
Came a skilled seafaring man,
With his dory, to the right place;
Over hill and plain he brought her,
Where the boatless Beareamp water
Comes winding down from White-Face.
"Voyage of the Jettie" by John Greenleaf Whittier
About eight O'clock in the morning, we left the vessel in a dory,
And I hope all kind christians will take heed to my story;
Well, while we were at our work, the sky began to frown,
And with a dense fog we were suddenly shut down
"A Tale of the Sea" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Dori J Maynard, 510 684-3071.
Doris Jean Wray , 74, formerly of Mississippi County, Missouri, died at 10:10 am Nov 3, 2005, in the Florida Hospital in Orlando.
Mayor Doris Devey disagreed with the removal of the phrase, stating she worked in a zero-tolerance environment for almost 20 years.
New York State Governor David A Paterson held a town hall style talk at the Doris W Jones Family Resource Center in Niagara Falls on Wednesday.
John and Doris Hulet of Austin will celebrate 45 years of marriage on Monday, Oct 29, 2012.
Elbert "Roy"?and Doris Tackett celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov 22, 2012.
Elbert and the former Doris Porter were high school sweethearts who grew up in Olive Hill, K. Back to Article.
Doris and Oscar (Jack) Larson, Jr, will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.
Doris Weller of Holland is celebrating her 80th birthday with an open house from 2-4 pm on Sunday, Sept 23, at First Reformed Church, 630 State St She was born Sept 29, 1932.
The owners, Richard Hertz, 81, and his wife Doris Meyer, 70, purchased this nearly 15-acre property in Santa Fe, N.M. For $650,000 in 1999, Mr Hertz said.
Victor and Doris Penico at Crater Lake with their son Edward in August 2010.
Doris Penico was fatally injured during an incident with a neighbor on Aug 27, 2012.
OLD, BUT NOT PAST IT: Doris Lin, who fronts the Hondao Foundation, says that older people who once held down important jobs are increasingly being sidelined by society.
He was the devoted husband of the Doris (Huntsman) Campbell with whom he shared over 44 years of marriage.
Doris Sackett started her hospital job at age 71.

In science:

It is a pleasure to thank the Conference Organizers, particularly Doris Neumann, for setting up such a successful meeting in the wonderful environment of Les Arcs.
Summary: Clusters of Galaxies and the High Redshift Universe Observed in X-Rays
The beams are produced at the DESYII synchrotron which mainly serves as injector for the DORIS and PETRA accelerators and has typical up-times of 10-11 months per year.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
The needed proof was supplied by the argus Collaboration working at the DORIS storage ring .
Perspectives on Heavy Quark 98
Many members of the charmonium family and charmed mesons were then discovered at SPEAR and Doris, and many unknowns and controversies were resolved up to 80’s.
Physics of tau and charm