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

  • A municipal borough of southeast Isle of Man, England, on the Irish Sea. It is a popular seaside resort and the most important city on the island. Population: 26,200.
  • Douglas, Kirk Originally Issur Danielovitch. Born 1916. American actor noted for his portrayal of tough characters in films such as Champion (1949) and The Bad and the Beautiful (1953). He won an honorary Academy Award in 1996.
  • Douglas, Stephen Arnold Called "the Little Giant.” 1813-1861. American politician who served as U.S. representative (1843-1847) and senator (1847-1861) from Illinois. He proposed legislation that allowed individual territories to determine whether they would allow slavery (1854) and in the senatorial campaign of 1858 engaged Abraham Lincoln in a famous series of debates.
  • Douglas, William Orville 1898-1980. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1939-1975).

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  • proper n. A Scottish surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • proper n. The capital of the Isle of Man.

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  • n. United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)


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From a place name, Goidelic dubh ("black") + glas ("stream").



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