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dominoes


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Domino  \Dom"i*no\,  n.;  pl  {Dominos}  or  (esp.  the  pieces  for  a 
  game)  {Dominoes}.  [F.  domino,  or  It  domin[`o],  or  Sp 
  domin['o],  fr  L.  dominus  master.  The  domino  was  orig.  a  hood 
  worn  by  the  canons  of  a  cathedral.  See  {Don},  {Dame}.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  hood  worn  by  the  canons  of  a  cathedral  church;  a 
  sort  of  amice.  --Kersey. 
 
  2.  A  mourning  veil  formerly  worn  by  women. 
 
  3.  A  kind  of  mask;  particularly,  a  half  mask  worn  at 
  masquerades,  to  conceal  the  upper  part  of  the  face. 
  Dominos  were  formerly  worn  by  ladies  in  traveling. 
 
  4.  A  costume  worn  as  a  disguise  at  masquerades,  consisting  of 
  a  robe  with  a  hood  adjustable  at  pleasure. 
 
  5.  A  person  wearing  a  domino. 
 
  6.  pl  A  game  played  by  two  or  more  persons,  with 
  twenty-eight  pieces  of  wood,  bone,  or  ivory,  of  a  flat, 
  oblong  shape,  plain  at  the  back  but  on  the  face  divided 
  by  a  line  in  the  middle,  and  either  left  blank  or 
  variously  dotted  after  the  manner  of  dice.  The  game  is 
  played  by  matching  the  spots  or  the  blank  of  an  unmatched 
  half  of  a  domino  already  played  --Hoyle. 
 
  7.  One  of  the  pieces  with  which  the  game  of  dominoes  is 
  played.  --Hoyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dominoes 
  n  :  any  of  several  games  played  with  small  rectangular  blocks 
  [syn:  {dominos}] 




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