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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doily  \Doi"ly\,  n.  [So  called  from  the  name  of  the  dealer.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  woolen  stuff.  [Obs.]  ``Some  doily  petticoats.'' 
  --Dryden. 
 
  A  fool  and  a  doily  stuff,  would  now  and  then  find 
  days  of  grace,  and  be  worn  for  variety.  --  Congreve. 
 
  2.  A  small  napkin,  used  at  table  with  the  fruit,  etc.;  -- 
  commonly  colored  and  fringed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doily 
  n  :  a  small  round  piece  of  linen  place  under  a  dish  or  bowl 
  [syn:  {doyley},  {doyly}] 




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