from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse damask.
- n. Lower Northern U.S. A stone small enough to throw from a field being cleared.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A coarse sort of damask, originally made at Tournay (in Flemish, Doornick), Belgium, and used for hangings, carpets, etc. Also, a stout figured linen manufactured in Scotland.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stout linen cloth, especially a damask linen having a simple diaper pattern, formerly much used for church vestments, altar-hangings, etc.
- n. Linsey-woolsey: in this sense
- n. A pebble or cobblestone; any small fragment of rock.
"About as fur as from here to that mule there, leanin 'ag'in a tree, sot little Bill Skinner -- what was left of him, I mean, for he was as dead as a dornick.
"Yes," observed Thad, with a shrug of his shoulders, "and he meant to drop that big dornick on your head, because you had the gun.