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DOT. This French word is adopted in Louisiana. It signifies the fortune, portion, or dowry, which a woman brings to her husband by the marriage. 6 N. S. 460. See Dote; Dowry.

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You understand me," she said, "you pays me dot money yust de same
I was dere for nearly a year, und dere I found a man dot was called Bertran.
A few white dots above each eye indicated the hoary eyebrows; and one of them ran upward almost erect.
Suddenly I heard a shrill treble voice calling from a top-story window to some unseen being, presumably in one of the other gardens, "Gamma, me dood boy, me wery good boy, gamma; me dot on Bob's knickiebockies.
It is a carnivorous plant of about the bigness of a large sage-brush such as dots our western plains.
That man," he used often to say, "is beyond my art; my needle can never dot him down.
Far away, a black dot, we could see a vehicle moving in our direction.
I like your little dot with the flames round it," she said meditatively.
eight nine seven, dot and carry seven - don't speak, my own -- and the pound you lent to that man who came to the door -- quiet, child -- dot and carry child -- there, you've done it
Author of Father Goose-His Book; The Wizard of Oz; The Magical Monarch of Mo; The Enchanted Isle of Yew; The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus; Dot and Tot of Merryland etc.
The precise point of destination was still undecided--the plan being to search out a suitable location upon one of the many little islets which dot the western shore of the Macassar Strait.
Why, you see, Dot,' John made answer, slowly, as he unrolled a shawl from about his throat; and warmed his hands; 'it--it an't exactly summer weather.