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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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.
Pennington, among clergymen, Douglas and Ward, among editors, are well known instances.
Its office, henceforth, for all time, will be to keep watch and ward over the secret resting-place of the young Lord Douglas, who, in 1865, was precipitated from the summit over a precipice four thousand feet high, and never seen again.
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.
Half an hour later he was disappear- ing behind the Douglas mansion on the summit of Cardiff Hill, and the school-house was hardly dis- tinguishable away off in the valley behind him.
And dar’st thou then To beard the lion in his den, The Douglas in his hall “—Marmion.
Neither Hamlet, nor Macbeth, nor Othello, nor Douglas, nor The Gamester, presented anything that could satisfy even the tragedians; and The Rivals, The School for Scandal, Wheel of Fortune, Heir at Law, and a long et cetera, were successively dismissed with yet warmer objections.
Douglas nodded and said, "I was looking at you in prayer-meeting, miss, and thinking what a nice little girl you were.
A gray Douglas squirrel crept out on a branch and watched him.
North of Humber there is no man who would not know the handiwork of Devil Douglas, the black Lord James.
All was garmented by vegetation, from tiny maiden-hair and gold-back ferns to mighty redwood and Douglas spruces.
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.