- a metal loop attached to tack, for fastening gear: to hang wire cutters from a dee on a saddle.
- Physics. a hollow electrode for accelerating particles in a cyclotron.
Origin of dee
First recorded in 1785–95; so called from its shape, which resembles the letter D
- John,1527–1608, English mathematician and astrologer.
- a river in NE Scotland, flowing E into the North Sea at Aberdeen. 90 miles (145 km) long.
- a river in N Wales and W England, flowing E and N into the Irish Sea. About 70 miles (110 km) long.
- a male or female given name.
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Examples from the Web for dee
Playful and gory, the cartoonish paintings of Dee Dee Ramone, bassist for The Ramones, are every bit as shocking as their creator.
Promo shots for Dee Dee King, taken by famed rock photographer Bob Gruen, are also on display at the Storefront Gallery.
Dee Dee candles, rosaries, shirts and prints are offered for sale near the gallery's door as a kind of consolation.
Dee was married to Ossie Davis, the actor, activist, and WWII veteran, from 1948 until his death in 2005.Spike Lee’s Tribute to Ruby Dee: ‘A Living Example That One Could Be An Artist and Activist’
June 12, 2014
In its reticence it might disappoint some readers, but it also underlines Dee's basic decency.Judge Me Not: Jonathan Dee’s ‘A Thousand Pardons’ Reviewed
March 13, 2013
The "Banks of Dee" is, you know, literally "Langolee" to slow time.The Letters of Robert Burns
I'm thinkin we dee mair things in faith than we ken—but no eneuch!
He wantit her hame; and he's no are to dee onything ill, or at the wrang moment!
I'll dee for him what I can, ohn forgotten that he's no mine but anither wuman's.
And when she was deein', she askit for it, and she dee'd wi' it in her haun'.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
- a Scot word for die 1
- a river in N Wales and NW England, rising in S Gwynedd and flowing east and north to the Irish Sea. Length: about 112 km (70 miles)
- a river in NE Scotland, rising in the Cairngorms and flowing east to the North Sea. Length: about 140 km (87 miles)
- a river in S Scotland, flowing south to the Solway Firth. Length: about 80 km (50 miles)
- John. 1527–1608, English mathematician, astrologer, and magician: best known for his preface (1570) to the first edition of Euclid in English
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