/dawrs/, n.
1. the back of a book or folded document.
2. Eccles. Obs. dossal (def. 1).
[1515-25; < L dorsum back]

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  • Dorse — The cover of a *codex; the beginning part of a *parchment roll; also the back of a parchment sheet, hence endorsement = [something written] on the back. [< Lat. dorsum = back] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • dorse — n. young codfish; back of a book; canopy …   English contemporary dictionary

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