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or doolie, dhooly

[doo-lee] /ˈdu li/
noun, plural doolies.
(in India) a simple litter, often used to transport sick or wounded persons.
Origin of dooly
First recorded in 1615-25, dooly is from the Hindi word ḍōlī litter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Judge dooly had a humor that was as illuminating as it was enlivening.

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  • He is by them placed in a dooly and so dispatched to hospital.

  • Then it was that from her dooly the pale, emaciated form emerged.

  • Daddy came to himself just as the men were lifting him into a dooly.

  • Moody issued an order, and a dozen soldiers under a corporal started to look for the dooly.

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  • Pickens and dooly also pressed through the swamp, and the battle was renewed with great vigor.

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  • In answer to this insinuation, Judge dooly declared boldly that he was ready to fight his adversary on anything like equal terms.

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  • Making the best of the situation, and somewhat enjoying the humor of it, dooly and Carnes sat down at the table and began to eat.

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  • On the morning of the second day, when Judge dooly came to the table, Mr. Pig was in his old position.

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  • Judge dooly made the comment, "If he is mad, I wish the same mad dog that bit him would bite me."

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