dorr [dawr] Examples noun

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dor 1or dorr [dawr] noun

  1. Also dor·bee·tle [dawr-beet-l] /ˈdɔrˌbit l/. a common European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius.
  2. any of several insects, as the June bug, that make a buzzing noise in flight.

Origin of dor 1 before 900; Middle English dor(r)e, Old English dora; compare Middle Low German dorte drone Examples from the Web for dorr Historical Examples of dorr

  • A new Constitution was adopted, and Dorr chosen as Governor.

    Comic History of the United States

    Bill Nye

  • “I don’t see where they come in at all,” declared Dorr bluntly.

    Average Jones

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • Dorr was arrested, and on his trial found guilty of treason.

    The Greater Republic

    Charles Morris

  • I can say for one that I enjoyed it almost as much as the Dorr War.

    Confessions of Boyhood

    John Albee

  • Now it was invaded on one hand by Millerism and on the other by the Dorr War.

    Confessions of Boyhood

    John Albee

  • British Dictionary definitions for dorr dor noun

    1. any European dung beetle of the genus Geotrupes and related genera, esp G. stercorarius, having a droning flight

    Word Origin for dor Old English dora bumblebee; related to Middle Low German dorte drone 1

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