Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A heavy-bodied domestic fowl having five toes on each foot and raised chiefly for table use.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A breed of domestic fowls, of good size, and of fair quality as egg-producers, but especially valuable for the table.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an English breed of large domestic fowl having five toes (the hind toe doubled)

Etymologies

After Dorking, an urban district of southern England.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • If found out about this just yesterday and Dorking is actually local to me so I plan on going to help out.

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  • I'll have to remember about the charity shops but Dorking is now in the wrong place for me with all those roadworks etc at Hindhead and it takes forever to get there, let alone home again.

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  • This appears to be a farm between Wooton and Abinger Hammer on the A25 from Guildford to Dorking, that is east of Guildford where the original outbreaks were to the west of Guildford.

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  • I promised you some account of my short excursion to Dorking during the late vacant days of my employment; and I must abridge my plan I perceive before I begin, as I have other letters to write.

    Letter 106

  • So I gave it up, and still determining to go out of the smoke I took a ride down to Dorking in Surrey stayd two nights and came back on Wednesday.

    Letter 105

  • I therefore came back through Dorking and crossing the Mole at the bridge on the road leading to Rygate I clim'd up the Hill on its south side; it is composed entirely of chalk and its southern front steep enough to tire any one with a tolerable stock of perseverance: they have contrived to cultivate part of its declivity which I should not suppose would answer ploughing.

    Letter 106

  • I feel myself therefore as I allways do under such circumstances; and am going to take (on Friday) a ramble over Lieth Hills &c in the vicinity of Dorking.

    Letter 232

  • Mr Norris being on his return this morning to London I send you a word just to inform you that, I have been so well entertained here that, I do not intend to start for Canterbury untill saturday, when I shall walk from hence (over hills something like those in the neighbourhood of Dorking) to Rochester, and from thence by the high road to Canterbury.

    Letter 192

  • I promise myself another excursion to Dorking if I have life and Health, and by that time may be able to take draughts.

    Letter 106

  • Evening drew on as we approached the old town of Dorking, and the prospect to me was delightful; but to prove that enjoyment is often dashd with a strange and unexpected kind of naucia, we had behind us on the Coach two Lasses, the one going to join the Thunderer on her arrival at Portsmouth from Chatham, and the other to meet a party of Marines passing through Dorking; they drank

    Letter 106

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