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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
1400-1450
Dornick is an Americanism dating back to 1830–40 from Irish dornóg “small stone, handful,” from dorn “fist.”