Definition of Darcy
1. Proper noun. (surname Norman baronial from=Old French dot=) from a place d'Arcy in Northern France. ¹
2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name), transferred from the surname. ¹
3. Proper noun. (surnames female given name) of mostly American usage since the mid-twentieth century. ¹
4. Noun. A (non SI) unit of area used in measuring the permeability of porous solids such as powders. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Darcy
1. a unit of geological permeability [n DARCIES or DARCYS]
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Literary usage of Darcy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1890)
"1661. to the Barony of darcy to him, and the , J . Ï--, т heir male of ... I Elizabeth, 2d do. and=p Thomas darcy, Michael darcy, coheir, whose son, in <l. ..."
2. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"He desired Lord darcy to let the truth be known, meantime he assured him ... Five days later the king had found reason to change his opinion of Lord darcy. ..."
3. Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII by John Sherren Brewer, Robert Henry Brodie, James Gairdner (1890)
"Letter to Lord darcy from Thomas Gryce. Letter to darcy from the earl of Shrewsbury, 22 Nov. darcy's letter to the- lord Steward, 20 Nov. ..."
4. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"but, to counterbalance these advantages, Mr darcy had considerable patronage in the church, and his cousin could have none at all. ..."
5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1888)
"darcy argues, in opposition to the judges, that no law of the English ... This work rehearses darcy s argu- V Edward III, and in 1341 received a grant j ..."