dout

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dout

(daʊt)
vb (tr)
to extinguish (a fire)
n
a person who douts

Dout

 of wildcats: a company of wildcats. See also destruction.
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We might also tell someone to dout the light (do it out), and, similarly, Shakespeare used this word in the sense of extinguishing something or putting it out.
My friend Davie's wife Myra tries to keep him to 20 a day, but she counts the douts and often finds 24 when she gave him 20.
The association has about 22,000 members, with 10,000 of them members of public clubs, said Jim Douts, the organization's executive director.
Gary Arlen, an electronic publishing expert, loves the tablet, but has his douts.