Examples from the Web for dorcas
Near at hand is the Dorcas room, where deaconesses are kept busy in cutting out clothing and superintending the sewing classes.Deaconesses in Europe|Jane M. Bancroft
The Dorcas society can meet at one side while your little Jack and his friends are playing games at the other.The House that Jill Built|E. C. Gardner
Aunt Dorcas is a mighty good woman, Plums; but, 'cordin' to my way of thinkin', she's makin' a pile of trouble for herself.
It was in vain for Dorcas to argue any more; and as Amarillis was by this time on her return home, he went out to meet her.The Blossoms of Morality|Richard Johnson
I don't believe aunt Dorcas'll keep me after you leave, an' what'll I do?
fem. proper name, from Greek dorkas "gazelle, deer." Dorcas Society "ladies' meeting to make clothes for the poor" (1832) is from Acts ix:36-41.