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Definition of Dorty
1. sullen [adj] - See also: sullen
Lexicographical Neighbors of Dorty
Literary usage of Dorty
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc. by David Herd, Sidney Gilpin, George Paton (1870)
"... to be better bleft, And let her figh when 'tis too late. Tune, Polwart on the Green. THE dorty will repent, If lovers heart grow cauld, ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"Scepter'd hands may a' their power display ; But still the dorty ... And dorty minds may luxury admire. Davidson'i Seasons, pu In OL " haughty, ..."
3. Northumberland Words by Richard Oliver Heslop, Oliver Heslop (1892)
"She's a dorty body." Also wet and stormy, applied to the weather. " It's a dorty neet." "The hearth is a' wi' cinders strewn, The floor wi' dorty duds. ..."
4. Vital Records of Stoneham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 by Stoneham (Mass.), Essex Institute (1918)
"Ephraim and dorty, Mar. 21, 1747. Lydia, d. John, 2d and Hannah, Jan. 17, 1844. Mary, d. Abial and Sarah, May 9, 1750. Mary Abby Newball, d. ..."