Definition of Doves

1. Noun. (plural of dove) ¹



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Definition of Doves

1. dove [n] - See also: dove

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doves

dovekie
dovekies
dovelet
dovelets
dovelike
doveling
doven
dovened
dovening
dovens
dover's powder
dovera
dovered
dovering
dovers
doves (current term)
doveship
dovetail
dovetail joint
dovetail plane
dovetailed
dovetailing
dovetailings
dovetails
dovie
dovier
doviest
doving
dovish
dovishness

Literary usage of Doves

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1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey, John Wood Warter (1855)
"The letter-doves (Koord- jer) of Bagdad remained, and became an ... The merchants of Cairo feed a great number of such doves to convey letters to their ..."

2. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"About one third of the three hundred known species of Pigeons and doves are found in the New World, but of this number only twelve species occur in North ..."

3. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Arg. a fess vairy or and az. betw. three doves ppr. bearing in their beaks a ... Vert a fess or fretty gu. betw. three doves arg. membered of the third. ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1882)
"TJ OW those quarrelsome and loosely conducted birds, the 1 1 doves, ... And how, if the doves could ever read English poetry, they would put their tongues ..."

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