Origin of dowsabel
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It is no such heavy charge I would lay upon thee, yet it is one that thy aunt Dowsabel would fear to undertake.
Mistress Dowsabel wept feebly for a short while, and seemed disposed to start and tremble at every sound.
"I am glad to leave thee with thy aunt Dowsabel, child," said Lady Humbert before she left.
- an obsolete word for sweetheart
C16: from Latin Dulcibella feminine given name, from dulcis sweet + bellus beautiful
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