• Five Dots
    Five Dots
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dotted having gaps or spaces "sign on the dotted line"
    • adj dotted having a pattern of dots
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Dot and The Lemons Dot and The Lemons
Production of dotted picture with screen Production of dotted picture with screen
Dotted Haw Dotted Haw

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The dot that appears over the letter "i" is called a tittle
    • a Dotted Marked with, or made of, dots or small spots; diversified with small, detached objects.☞ Notes and rests are sometimes followed by two dots, to indicate an increase of length equal to three quarters of their simple value, and they are then said to be double-dotted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Giraffe's tongues are 22 inches long and black with pink dots.
    • dotted Marked with a dot or dots; spotted: as. a dotted pattern, the dotted i.
    • dotted Consisting of dots, as, a dotted line.
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  • Edmond Rostand
    Edmond Rostand
    “A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the I in loving; Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.”
  • Horace Walpole
    “It was said of old Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, that she never puts dots over her I s, to save ink.”


Connect the dots - When you connect the dots, you understand the connections and relationships.
Dot all the i's and cross all the t's - If you dot all the i's and cross all the t's, you do something very carefully and thoroughly.
On the dot - If someone says that they're leaving at seven on the dot, don't be late; they mean at exactly seven o'clock.


In literature:

The people silently went to their shelters of palm-leaves dotting the sandbar that extended far out into the river.
"The Black Phantom" by Leo Edward Miller
On this Mr. Frog proceeded to mark a row of dots.
"The Tale of Ferdinand Frog" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The cricket, a little fairy, lives with a postilion John and his wife Dot.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
You doomble off dem vagon, und dread on your vace like dot?
"Diamond Dyke" by George Manville Fenn
On each were pasted white paper dots of different form and in an irregular order.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
I figured it this way: the moving star must stand for the plane, the other green dot must stand for where the plane had just been.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
To the left was a bright lawn, with trees here and there, and villas dotted about.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
A long way back, the white highway was marked by a tiny dot.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Most of the chart was blank, only the upper right hand corner showing a mass of black dots which indicated a planetary dispersal about a dead star.
"Daughters of Doom" by Herbert B. Livingston
Her dress had dots ...
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various

In poetry:

Ken they our earth? Could they but guess
The story of the twinkling dot,
Would they not blame, would they not bless,—
Wonder and blame, yet weep and bless?
"Our Young Painter" by Thomas Aird
Luck, boys, luck! — a nugget of gold
Big as my fist in the blest black mould!
Luck! — a gallon of bright yellow grains
Dotted like stars in the white quartz veins!
"Good Luck! (A Ballad For The Gold-Digger)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Again I'll oar our boat among
The lily-pads that dot the river;
And reach her hat the grape-vine long
Strikes in the stream; we'll sing that song,
And then.... I'll wake and shiver.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein
Of blooming bushes and of budding trees,
Of flaming flowers, dotting the grassy leas,
Of glowing pools and of the babbling rills,
That flash through azure mists, slumb'ring on folded hills.
"Echoes Of Spring" by Mathilde Blind
And hail to thy Oceans, all dotted with sails,
Their white wings extended, inviting the gales;
And hail to thy Commerce, the pride of the world.
And hail to thy Standard so proudly unfurled;
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
“Let dose mountains fall and hide us”
Gry benighded odersiders,
Shame come round and woe betide us,
Und our fellow men deride us
If we effer yet can find oud
“Who’s dot Western Pull-it-in?”
"Who’s Dot Pulleteen?" by Henry Lawson

In news:

This year, the Poca High School senior is the school's iconic mascot, The Dot Man.
Flit Combines 1,000 Stores, Creates Mobile Websites.
Jeff Rix, founder of DVD Empire, discovered that it is possible to bootstrap your way to dot-com success.
Dot woman named state's best foster parent .
Dot woman named state's best foster parent.
Walk in the $995 boots of a dot-com fashionista.
Funding for truck driver training videos is included in a $1.015 million grant by the Department of Transportation (DOT) in an effort to reduce collisions.
Revolver Revolver's homegrown designs were straight out of a '50s rockabilly kitchen, with reimagined aprons strutting alongside polka-dot satin halter frocks and a whole lot of rolled bangs.
It's the bug to watch: Less than one-sixteenth of an inch long, the ladies fly around with serrated saws, the men with dots on their wings.
Now, however, I think I've suddenly become a Neanderthal in the dot-com age.
While the likes of Matthew Perry, Dennis Quaid and Sophia Bush will dot the small screen in new programs, there are some shows that, sadly, didn't get past the pilot stage.
Matthew Parkhill's Dot the I is the kind of tricked-up mental exercise that may intrigue the most impressionable film-school students and a philosophy major here and there.
"Dot" ( Garlick ) Howard, 88, Altoona, died Saturday at Valley View Home.
Dot overlap, bleeding, dot gain, and poor coverage are just a few of the issues that can plague an otherwise simple process in a hurry.
She was 10th percentile, as we say, meaning that on the female baby growth chart, the dot that represented my new patient showed her to be smaller than 90 percent of normal newborns and larger than 10 percent.

In science:

The dot ch arges positively or negatively, depending on whether µdot greater or less than µσ , and it remains neutral when µdot = µσ .
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Sequential tunneling via the real state of the dot: The dot charge is not exhausted on the time scale of adiabatic dynamics 5 .
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
However, when the inter-electrode distance is much longer than the Fermi length 1/γ and the dot is trapped in the middle, γD ≫ 1, the resonance window of the dot state density is extremely narrow: Γ(D/2) ≈ EF e−γD → 0.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
We therefore have to consider the quantum dot and the leads as a strongly interacting combined system when computing the resonance tunneling as a function of the dot position in the tunnel gap.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
The Fermi electrons create a maximum density on the dot, provided the condition of resonance with the dot quantum level is fulfilled.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions