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Monday, March 19, 2018

Definitions for dornick

  1. a small stone that is easy to throw.

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Citations for dornick
Indulging a few moments' contemplation of its freckled rind, I broke it open with a stone, a rock, a dornick, in boy's language. Mark Twain, "Mighty Mark Twain Overawes Marines," New York Times, May 12, 1907
The rock throwers must have been cads or they wouldn't have flung a dornick at that small bundle of pink-and-white loveliness ... Pete Martin, Have Tux, Will Travel, 1954
Origin of dornick
late Middle English
Dornick is an Americanism dating back to 1830–40 from Irish dornóg “small stone, handful,” from dorn “fist.”