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dop

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noun
  1. a tool for holding gemstones for cutting or polishing.

Origin of dop

1690–1700; < Dutch: shell, pod, cover

D.O.P.

Photography.
  1. developing-out paper.
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Examples from the Web for dop

Historical Examples

  • The Dop Doctor had sold all the tools of his trade years before.

    The Dop Doctor</p>

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • The smouldering glow in the Dop Doctor's eyes had been fanned into a fire.

    The Dop Doctor</p>

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • His name was upon her lips, when she saw the Dop Doctor sleeping in his chair.

    The Dop Doctor</p>

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • The hut (dop) of the Elder is the centre around which all the others are erected.

    My Friends the Savages

    Giovanni Battista Cerruti

  • There is no furniture or other sort of household goods in the Sakai's dop.

    My Friends the Savages

    Giovanni Battista Cerruti


British Dictionary definitions for dop

dop

noun
  1. a tot or small drink, usually alcoholic
verb dops, dopping or dopped
  1. to fail to reach the required standard in (an examination, course, etc)

Word Origin

Afrikaans
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