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Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. dysprosium.
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Examples from the Web for dy

Historical Examples

  • I tell you, Billy and Dy are perfect fools, and the folks are all mad.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • "Traa dy liooar (time enough), Deemster," the doctor would answer.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • But the preparations for the holidays went on in spite of 'Tildy's grievance.

    Nights With Uncle Remus

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • If 'Tildy thought to propitiate Uncle Remus, she was mistaken.

    Nights With Uncle Remus

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • Uncle Remus's movements and remarks had a wonderful effect on 'Tildy.

    Nights With Uncle Remus

    Joel Chandler Harris

British Dictionary definitions for dy


the chemical symbol for
  1. dysprosium
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abbreviation for
  1. Benin (international car registration)
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Word Origin

from Dahomey
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dy in Medicine


  1. The symbol for the elementdysprosium

dy in Science



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