Douglas


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Doug·las

 (dŭg′ləs)
A borough of southeast Isle of Man, England, on the Irish Sea. It is a popular seaside resort and the most important city on the island.

Douglas

(ˈdʌɡləs)
n
(Placename) a town and resort on the Isle of Man, capital of the island, on the E coast. Pop: 25 347 (2001)

Douglas

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n
1. (Biography) C(lifford) H(ugh). 1879–1952, British economist, who originated the theory of social credit
2. (Biography) Gavin. ?1474–1522, Scottish poet, the first British translator of the Aeneid
3. (Biography) Keith (Castellain). 1920–44, British poet, noted for his poems of World War II: killed in action
4. (Biography) Michael K(irk). born 1944, US film actor; his films include Romancing the Stone (1984), Wall Street (1987), Basic Instinct (1992), and Wonder Boys (2000)
5. (Biography) (George) Norman. 1868–1952, British writer, esp of books on southern Italy such as South Wind (1917)
6. (Biography) Tommy, full name Thomas Clement Douglas (1904–86). Canadian statesman: premier of Saskatchewan 1944–61

Doug•las

(ˈdʌg ləs)

n.
1. Kirk (Issur Danielovitch Demsky), born 1916, U.S. actor.
2. Stephen A(rnold), 1813–61, U.S. political leader.
3. William O(rville), 1898–1980, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1939–75.
4. the capital of the Isle of Man.
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Noun1.Douglas - United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slaveryDouglas - United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)
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Douglas nodded and said, "I was looking at you in prayer-meeting, miss, and thinking what a nice little girl you were.
Douglas said it made her feel that she had received a very real and pleasing compliment.
We agreed that it was best for Croz to go first, and Hadow second; Hudson, who was almost equal to a guide in sureness of foot, wished to be third; Lord Douglas was placed next, and old Peter, the strongest of the remainder, after him.
For some little distance we two followed the others, detached from them, and should have continued so had not Lord Douglas asked me, about 3 P.
I can see Douglas there before the fire, to which he had got up to present his back, looking down at his interlocutor with his hands in his pockets.
Poor Douglas, before his death--when it was in sight--committed to me the manuscript that reached him on the third of these days and that, on the same spot, with immense effect, he began to read to our hushed little circle on the night of the fourth.
534 C2 13 127 36 31 4 17 21 41 DOUGLAS 109 293 5 37 BIRLSTONE 26 BIRLSTONE 9 47 171
Some deviltry is intended against one Douglas, whoever he may be, residing as stated, a rich country gentleman.
Leavitt did put a stop to it, but Fiske kept on with his meetings until Charley Douglas put an end to his career in the Glen.
Then he remembered that the Widow Douglas had been kind to him more than once, and maybe these men were going to murder her.
Aunt Polly -- Tom's Aunt Polly, she is -- and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before.
The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out.