- a stout linen cloth, especially one of a damask linen.
Origin of dornick1
1400–50; late Middle English dornyk, after Doornik (French Tournai), where the cloth was first made
- a small stone that is easy to throw.
Origin of dornick2
1830–40, Americanism; < Irish dornóg small casting stone (literally, fistful)
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Dornick, a kind of stout figured linen fabric used for table-cloths, and generally chequered.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
- a heavy damask cloth, formerly used for vestments, curtains, etc
C15: from Doornik Tournai in Belgium where it was first manufactured
- US a small stone or pebble
C15: probably from Irish Gaelic dornōg, from dorn hand
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