from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Dix, Dorothea Lynde 1802-1887. American philanthropist, reformer, and educator who was a pioneer in the movement for specialized treatment of the mentally ill.
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- proper n. A patronymic surname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The lowest trump in games such as penuchle, bezique, sixty-six, etc.
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- n. United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)
From Dick + the patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)