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[dawr] /dɔr/
dor1 .


or dorr

[dawr] /dɔr/
Also, dorbeetle
[dawr-beet-l] /ˈdɔrˌbit l/ (Show IPA)
. a common European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius.
any of several insects, as the June bug, that make a buzzing noise in flight.
Origin of dor1
before 900; Middle English dor(r)e, Old English dora; compare Middle Low German dorte drone Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A new Constitution was adopted, and dorr chosen as Governor.

  • "I don't see where they come in at all," declared dorr bluntly.

    Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • dorr was arrested, and on his trial found guilty of treason.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • Now it was invaded on one hand by Millerism and on the other by the dorr War.

  • I can say for one that I enjoyed it almost as much as the dorr War.

  • dorr's friends say he was drunk and, not responsible for his actions.

    The Red Record Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • dorr's friends say he was drunk and not responsible for his actions.

    Southern Horrors Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • With a sigh she left the building and walked to dorr Street where she had left her maroon car.

    Clue of the Silken Ladder Mildred A. Wirt
  • A trail leads from Loring through the woods to dorr Waterfall, in a lovely glen.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • When civil war was imminent, the national government interfered and dorr's forces were dispersed without bloodshed.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for dorr


any European dung beetle of the genus Geotrupes and related genera, esp G. stercorarius, having a droning flight
Word Origin
Old English dora bumblebee; related to Middle Low German dortedrone1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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