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[dahr-see] /ˈdɑr si/
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "You ought not to have alluded to the darcys, however," said O'Halloran.

  • At the darcys they held what Sylvie laughingly called "symposiums."

    Hope Mills Amanda M. Douglas
  • It is strange to have a war going on without any darcys in it!

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • The darcys had arrived; to-morrow they would appear at church; on Monday they would probably drive over with Rob and pay a call.

    About Peggy Saville Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  • Jane went, however, to three picture-galleries—her mind still full of Bennets and darcys.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

    William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
  • The same man; he holds his house under the darcys, and has received many and deep favors at their hands.

  • His low origin was too recent, his moneyed dealings too notorious, to gain him acceptance, except on the ruins of the darcys.

  • He paused, and a tinge of red came to his cheek as he remembered how she had failed in all attention to the darcys.

  • My family is connected-distantly, I believe—with the darcys, and in former days we were intimate.

  • The darcys, indeed, have to thank themselves for any severity they have experienced at our hands.

British Dictionary definitions for darcys


(geology) a unit expressing the permeability coefficient of rock D
Word Origin
named after Henri-Philibert-Gaspard Darcy (1803–58), French hydraulic engineer


(James) Les(lie). 1895–1917, Australian boxer and folk hero, who lost only five professional fights and was never knocked out, considered a martyr after his death from septicaemia during a tour of the United States
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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darcys in Science
A unit used to measure the permeability of porous substances such as soil. One darcy is equal to the passage of 1 cubic centimeter of fluid having a viscosity of 1 centipoise for 1 second under the pressure of 1 atmosphere through a medium having a volume of 1 cubic centimeter.
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