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

  • abbr. The symbol for the element darmstadtium.

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  • n. Symbol for darmstadtium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of days' sights, common in commercial writings: as, a bill payable at 10 d/s. (that is, ten days after sight).
  • n. An abbreviation of Distinguished Service Order.
  • n. An abbreviation of discharged to sick quarters.

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

  • n. a radioactive transuranic element
  • n. the bureau in the State Department that is responsible for the security of diplomats and embassies overseas
  • n. an honorary degree in science


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  • I've said before that Ds is not something I'd wish for my best friend -- wouldn't want them to have the heartache -- nor my worst enemy -- wouldn't want them to receive such a blessing.


  • I think I've consulted the experts, Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz; and they told me, wrote, that Ds is a hard thing to deal with, but they were handling it okay.


  • I know I've seen a number of new or relatively new parents who seem to come to the conclusion that Ds is the greatest thing since sliced bread.


  • But they still have to deal with the difficulties, limitations, differences imposed on them by Ds. So, no, Ds is not something I'd wish on nor for anyone.


  • The delusion is so salient that it is painful to read, even down to the determined alliteration of the three "Ds" - "disrupt, dismantle, and defeat".

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  • Dinish - do you call the Ds leaders stopping all their members even talking about social security - effectively silencing them and their first amendment rights rubber stamping?

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  • Although sadly I'm not actually affected by the price hike on larger bras, it seems very unfair to punish women for the size of their breasts - just as long as they don't put the price of smaller bras up to match the double Ds, that is.

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  • I know of one pol who won't hesitate calling the Ds to the floor -

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  • I just tried to call the Ds and they appear to be caucusing right now, as I write this.

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  • Hence the femlly took tbe name Ds PxBCY, and not from one of tbem fiehc: no a King of Scotland's

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