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Meaning of DOILY

Pronunciation:  'doylee

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: [n]  a small round piece of linen place under a dish or bowl
 
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 Synonyms: doyley, doyly
 
 See Also: linen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Doi"ly\, n. [So called from the name of the dealer.]
1. A kind of woolen stuff. [Obs.] ``Some doily petticoats.''
   --Dryden.

         A fool and a doily stuff, would now and then find
         days of grace, and be worn for variety. -- Congreve.

2. A small napkin, used at table with the fruit, etc.; --
   commonly colored and fringed.

 

 

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