Dorn

Dorn

(?), n. [Cf. G. dorn thorn, D. doorn, and G. dornfisch stickleback.] (Zol.) A British ray; the thornback.
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Dor"nick

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Dor"nock

(?) }, n. A coarse sort of damask, originally made at Tournay (in Flemish, Doornick), Belgium, and used for hangings, carpets, etc. Also, a stout figured linen manufactured in Scotland.
[Formerly written also darnex, dornic, dorneck, etc.]
Halliwell. Jamieson.
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Ure says that dornock, a kind of stout figured linen, derives its name from a town in Scotland where it was first manufactured for tablecloths.
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