Bloom bent leopold ear, turning a fringe of doyley down under the vase.
The constable looked grave, too, when he saw the knife and the doyley.
Whin the ould sow litters, doyley, it's sore perplexhed we'll be fer shlapin' room.
How can a legal contract be like a doyley on the back of a chair?
The soldier, afterwards boasting that he had won this trophy, was reproved by doyley, who had seen the action.
Col. Beeston seems to have harboured a peculiar spite against doyley.
1714, short for doily-napkin (1711), from doily "thin, woolen fabric;" supposedly from Doiley, surname of a 17c.-early 18c. dry-goods dealer on London's Strand. Doily earlier meant "genteel, affordable woolens" (1670s), evidently from the same source. The surname is d'Ouilly, from one of several places called Ouilly in Normandy.