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dornick1

or dor·neck

[dawr-nik]
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noun
  1. 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

dornick2

[dawr-nik]
noun
  1. 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

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British Dictionary definitions for dornick

dornick1

dorneck

noun
  1. a heavy damask cloth, formerly used for vestments, curtains, etc

Word Origin

C15: from Doornik Tournai in Belgium where it was first manufactured

dornick2

noun
  1. US a small stone or pebble

Word Origin

C15: probably from Irish Gaelic dornōg, from dorn hand
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