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Examples from the Web for darcys

Historical Examples of darcys

  • "You ought not to have alluded to the Darcys, however," said O'Halloran.

  • At the Darcys they held what Sylvie laughingly called "symposiums."

    Hope Mills

    Amanda M. Douglas

  • It is strange to have a war going on without any Darcys in it!

    Why Joan?

    Eleanor Mercein Kelly

  • The Darcys had arrived; to-morrow they would appear at church; on Monday they would probably drive over with Rob and pay a call.

    About Peggy Saville

    Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey

  • Jane went, however, to three picture-galleries—her mind still full of Bennets and Darcys.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

    William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

British Dictionary definitions for darcys


  1. geology a unit expressing the permeability coefficient of rockSymbol: D

Word Origin for darcy

named after Henri-Philibert-Gaspard Darcy (1803–58), French hydraulic engineer


  1. (James) Les (lie). 1895–1917, Australian boxer and folk hero, who lost only five professional fights and was never knocked out, considered a martyr after his death from septicaemia during a tour of the United States
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darcys in Science


  1. A unit used to measure the permeability of porous substances such as soil. One darcy is equal to the passage of 1 cubic centimeter of fluid having a viscosity of 1 centipoise for 1 second under the pressure of 1 atmosphere through a medium having a volume of 1 cubic centimeter.
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