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Dor·set 1

 (dôr′sĭt)
n.
An early Native American culture flourishing in small coastal settlements in northern Greenland and the eastern Canadian Arctic south to Newfoundland from about 800 bc to ad 1000.

[After Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, site of excavations.]

Dor·set 2

 (dôr′sĭt)
n.
A domestic sheep of a breed having large horns and medium-length, fine-textured wool.

[After Dorset3.]

Dor·set 3

 (dôr′sĭt)
A region of southwest England on the English Channel. Part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, it was used as the setting for many of Thomas Hardy's novels.
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Dorset

(ˈdɔːsɪt)
n
(Placename) a county in SW England, on the English Channel: mainly hilly but low-lying in the east: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Bournemouth and Poole, which became independent unitary authorities in 1997. Administrative centre: Dorchester. Pop (excluding unitary authorities): 398 200 (2003 est). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 2544 sq km (982 sq miles)
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Dor•set

(ˈdɔr sɪt)

n.
1. 1st Earl of, Sackville, Thomas.
3. one of an English breed of sheep having close-textured wool.

Dor•set

(ˈdɔr sɪt)

adj.
of or designating an Eskimo culture of the central and eastern regions of arctic North America, fl. a.d. 100-1000.
[after Cape Dorset, SW Baffin Island]
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He has been going often to the Duchess of Dorset's.
It would be pleasant to take her away from that London in which she seemed an unusual figure, like a cornflower in a shop among orchids and azaleas; he had learned in the Kentish hop-field that she did not belong to the town; and he was sure that she would blossom under the soft skies of Dorset to a rarer beauty.
Dorset Police were called to reports of a man physically abusing a dog in a pub beer garden, reportsCornwallLive.
The young men's side could not follow suit and went down 4-5 to Dorset in Group 5 at Cambridge.
By all accounts, Hardy was very protective of Dorset, the county that served as the setting for most of his novels and a good deal of his verse (so protective that he renamed it Wessex).
The 23-year-old from Dorset is actually Hudders-field born and will lead the Lidgett Lane attack in the Drakes Premiership.
Dorset Police were called at 11.58am after the girl became stuck at an address in Emmadale Close in Weymouth.
Christie Tierney, 31, Robert Winterton, 30, and Thomas Burns, 31, were locked up after a covert investigation into drugs running in Dorset.
Keith Spicer Ltd has unveiled eight innovative fruit and herbal flavours for its Dorset Tea brand.
Neither the Thule nor the earlier Arctic colonists, who created tools and figurines typical of what's called Dorset culture by around 3,000 years ago, display a genetic connection to current Native American groups living south of the Arctic, the scientists report in the Aug.