- Rhymes: -aʊt
- Obsolete spelling of
- (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To put out; quench; extinguish; douse.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene ii], page 86, column 1:
- Mount them, and make inciſion in their Hides, / That their hot blood may ſpin in Engliſh eyes, / And doubt them with ſuperfluous courage : ha.
- 1893, J. Keighley Snowden, “The Angel Barmaid”, in Tales of the Yorkshire Worlds, London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, page 136:
- The fire she lit in every breast was fanned rather than douted by the rumour presently puffed abroad that she was the recipient of letters addressed in a man’s handwriting.
- douter, a cone-shaped device with a handle for extinguishing a candle and stopping the smoke.
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