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Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants. Dutch auction. See Auction. Dutch cheese, a small, pound, hard cheese, made from skim milk. Dutch clinker, a kind of brick made in Holland. It is yellowish, very hard, and long and narrow in shape.

(Science: botany) dutch clover, a species of horsetail rush or equisetum (E. Hyemale) having a rough, siliceous surface, and used for scouring and polishing; called also scouring rush, and shave grass. See equisetum. Dutch tile, a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the like.

dutch was formerly used for german. Germany is slandered to have sent none to this war [the Crusades] at this first voyage; and that other pilgrims, passing through that country, were mocked by the dutch, and called fools for their pains. (Fuller)

Origin: D. Duitsch German; or g. Deutsch, orig, popular, national, od. Dietsc, MHG. Diutsch, tiutsch, OHG. Diutisk, fr. Diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to as. Peod, os. Thiod, thioda, goth. Piuda; cf. Lith. Tauta land, OIr. Tuath people, Oscan touto. The english have applied the name especially to the germanic people living nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf. Derrick, teutonic.

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Newbie question about the first life

... and onto a prairie. This other explanation of his has to do with "tunnel vision" due to a lack of blood circulation in the eye. The Dutch doctor thinks he has all the answers, but he's still groping in the dark.

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Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:37 am
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... (The scientific study of animal behavior, especially as it occurs in a natural environment ) Dawkins studied zoology under Niko Tinbergen, the Dutch Nobel prize-winning ethologist . Tinbergen had already outlined his idea that plants and animals could be described as survival machines for genes. ...

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Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:46 pm
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Dug-up unknown skull

... on both front ends. I'd not think too much about the cut that runs lengthwise over the nose, that's probably the spade's doing. We live in the Dutch town of Hardenberg, near the German border, if that's of any use... peugeot407

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Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:33 pm
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Topic: Dug-up unknown skull
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Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... I'm from the Netherlands (so I'm sorry if my English is not perfect) and I've been googling for a long time but I couldn't find any information in Dutch. Today I found out I'm not the only one who experiences the sensations as described in previous posts. I don't know anyone around me who understands ...

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by Dutchpaul
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:07 pm
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Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Zoology for the Artist

I have a feeling I've read somewhere that the beautiful still life paintings done by Dutch artists in the 17th Century actually took months and months to complete, because they bouquets contain flowers that did not all bloom at the same time. So the artist would start ...

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Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:41 pm
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Topic: Zoology for the Artist
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