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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dor  \Dor\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  a  fool  of  to  deceive.  [Obs.]  [Written  also  {dorr}.] 
  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dor  \Dor\,  n.  [Cf.  AS  dora  drone,  locust,  D.  tor  beetle,  L. 
  taurus  a  kind  of  beetle.  Cf  {Dormouse}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  European  scaraboid  beetle  ({Geotrupes  stercorarius}), 
  which  makes  a  droning  noise  while  flying.  The  name  is  also 
  applied  to  allied  American  species,  as  the  {June  bug}.  Called 
  also  {dorr},  {dorbeetle},  or  {dorrbeetle},  {dorbug}, 
  {dorrfly},  and  {buzzard  clock}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dor  \Dor\,  n.  [Cf.  {Dor}  a  beetle,  and  {Hum},  {Humbug}.] 
  A  trick,  joke,  or  deception.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  {To  give  one  the  dor},  to  make  a  fool  of  him  [Archaic]  --P. 
  Fletcher. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dor 
  dwelling,  the  Dora  of  the  Romans,  an  ancient  royal  city  of  the 
  Canaanites  (Josh.  11:1,  2;  12:23).  It  was  the  most  southern 
  settlement  of  the  Phoenicians  on  the  coast  of  Syria.  The 
  original  inhabitants  seem  never  to  have  been  expelled,  although 
  they  were  made  tributary  by  David.  It  was  one  of  Solomon's 
  commissariat  districts  (Judg.  1:27;  1  Kings  4:11).  It  has  been 
  identified  with  Tantura  (so  named  from  the  supposed  resemblance 
  of  its  tower  to  a  tantur  i.e.,  "a  horn").  This  tower  fell  in 
  1895,  and  nothing  remains  but  debris  and  foundation  walls,  the 
  remains  of  an  old  Crusading  fortress.  It  is  about  8  miles  north 
  of  Caesarea,  "a  sad  and  sickly  hamlet  of  wretched  huts  on  a 
  naked  sea-beach." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Dor,  generation,  habitation 
 




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