Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The bones that are thrown when throwing the bones for divination.
  • n. The ankle bones of sheep or goats formerly used by children as playthings.
  • n. Interlocking blocks of concrete, used for protection of seawalls and to preserve beaches from erosion, formerly known as Merryfield blocks.

Etymologies

Unknown. Possibly from dollen os (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Greek word used in the original writing of this text that Jesus used to describe Nathanael is "dolos" … which literally means "tricky, deceitful, crafty, subtle (liar)."

    Pat Dollard | Young Americans

  • This absence of "dolos" is the complete opposite of what Moses wrote when he said in Genesis Chapter 3 regarding Satan, that the "Serpent was more subtle than any other beast of the field."

    Pat Dollard | Young Americans

  • But Solomon saith, Prudens advertit ad gressus suos; stultus divertit ad dolos.

    The Essays

  • Per mille fraudes doctosque dolos ejicitur, apud sociam paupertatem ejusque cultores divertens in eorum sinu et tutela deliciatur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Not courage only doth love add, but as I said, subtlety, wit, and many pretty devices, [5501] Namque dolos inspirat amor, fraudesque ministrat,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • I'll spare everyone my no doubt terribly obvious revelations about the ritual nature of lucha, but I was interested to know that "heel" and "face" in lucha are rudos and tecnicos, which is to say the same as the Homeric division of heroic qualities: bia and dolos, strength and cunning, or Machiavelli's lion and fox or, obviously, Dante's forza and frodo.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Though organisers at the exhibition venue, the MTN ScienCentre, chickened out of bringing in a real dolos - which would have weighed several tons - they do have a smaller-scale model and a miniature wave pool showing how it works.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The inventions and innovations range from the Kreepy Krauly pool cleaner to the noisy vuvuzela and the famous dolos concrete structures which protect harbours and seawalls worldwide.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It cometh (as is commonly known) from delear, a “bait;” which is from dolear or dolos, “deceit,” because the end of a bait is to deceive, and to catch by deceiving.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • Corycium mihi surgit olus malvaeque supinae et non sollicitos missura papavera somnos. praeterea sive alitibus contexere fraudem seu magis inbelles libuit circumdare cervos aut tereti lino pavidum subducere piscem, hos tantum novere dolos mea sordida rura.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

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