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daresty adj venturesome, presumptuous;
[OE dyrsig]
dark kichen n s a result of unfavorable market conditions for bricks and mortar restaurants, dark kitchens, also known as ghost restaurants, are becoming more common. These delivery only establishments have no physical restaurant premises in the conventional sense, where diners can walk in, sit at a table and enjoy a meal. Instead, their food is only accessible online or through a mobile app, and solely via home delivery. The benefits of this model are clear, and offer a much needed efficiency boost to restaurant businesses. The elimination of customer seating and waiting areas – which are often underused or even simply vacant – slashes rent costs, and there is no need to employ serving staff. Reducing overheads whilst simultaneously catering to an increased consumer preference towards home delivery appears to be a win win for all concerned, except for those who seek employment in the food and restaurant industry .;
[OE dark & kitchen]
"darkest time is near the dawn (the)" pvb there is hope, even in the worst of circumstances.; never give up hope.
[OE]
darkword n inkhorn word.; hardword.
[OE 'dark' & 'word']
daven adj fit, suitable;
[OE dafen]
daybook n an account of day-to-day events, a record of experiences, ideas, or reflections kept regularly for private use; diary, journal
[day + book]
dayleat n viaduct;
[dale + leat]
daymaker n a meteorite shower whose disintegration lights up the night sky turning it almost into day.;
[OE: day & maker]
deadhouse n a building or room in which bodies are kept between death and burial; morgue, mortuary
[obsolete, from dead + house]
deal n part;
[dǣl]
dealock n an element of something, the simplest part of a whole, a morpheme in a word;
[deal (<OE dǣl) + -ock (<OE -uc, a diminutive marker)]
dearworth adj precious;
[OE deorwierðe]
deedly adj active;
[OE dædlic]
deemer n a judge;
[OE dēma]
deer n an animal in general;
[O.E.]
delvern n quarry;
[delve + -ern]
dern adj secret, a language spoken by only a few people.;
[mainly dialectal; <OE dyrne]
dew drier n the sun; day-candle
[OE]
"Dig One's Grave With One's Teeth" pvb by poor diet (and unhealthy lifestyle) one hasten one's journey to the grave.;
[OE]
ditch n a long narrow excavation in the earth; any small natural waterway; gully; fosse
[OE dic "trench, dike]
dotung n The action of explaining the meaning of something; interpretation
[from German “deutung”]
dovetail vb to cause something to fit exactly together
We've tried to dovetail our plans with theirs.;
[CED]
downmust vb to cause to do something as if by force; force, compel
[compound: 'down' + 'must']
dree v endure; suffer, tolerate, undergo
[from OE dreogan]
dretch vb to afflict, torment, agitate.; vex, gall, upset
[rare; unknown in other germanic languages. In ME esp, to trouble in sleep. < from OE drecc(e)an.]
driem vb rejoice;
[OE drīeman]
drovebeam n vine;
[from Frisian 'druvebeam' - "drove' = grape (see Dutch 'druif', NHG 'Traube', Swedish 'druva')]
dry-bite n a bite from a snake where venom is not inject into the victim.;
[O.E. words 'dry' & 'bite"]
dry-month n the sixth month of the year, the dry month; June
[Anglo-Saxon, from Sēre-Mōnath]
like a working-bee in blossom dust phr a description of a miller at work.;
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dust-sucker n a vacuum cleaner.;
[dust & suck]
dustbin of life n where those rejected (figuratively) end up;
[OE]
dwale n that which produces insensibility to pain, as ether; chloroform, ether
[archaic revival from OE]
dwild n error;
[OE]
dwine vb to waste or pine away, decline in vigour; wither, wane, languish
[archaic revival, from OE dwinan dwan]
dwolma n chaos;
[OE]
ðereright n instantly, immediately;
[OE ðærrihte]
ðeresomeness n the fact or condition of being present (theresome); presence
[‘there’ + ‘-some’ + ‘-ness’]
ðerestand n the manner in which a person or thing is placed or arranged; position
[compound: ‘there’ + ‘stand’]
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