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dorr

[dawr] /dɔr/
noun
1.
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dor1

or dorr

[dawr] /dɔr/
noun
1.
Also, dorbeetle
[dawr-beet-l] /ˈdɔrˌbit l/ (Show IPA)
. a common European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius.
2.
any of several insects, as the June bug, that make a buzzing noise in flight.
Origin of dor1
900
before 900; Middle English dor(r)e, Old English dora; compare Middle Low German dorte drone
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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

dor

/dɔː/
noun
1.
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
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