des des  /ˈdɛ/


  1. (n) a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
  2. (n) synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy


  1. The genii control La Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits et des Grands Express Europens, which, however, one calls "Wagons-Lits," ("Vagon-Lee"), and everyone knows to be .
  2. The rowdyism of the Royalists met with hostile comment in the Chambre des Dputs, where within three months another riotous scene occurred (PTI, March 31).


  1. Des Moines to install new postmaster

    An installation ceremony is scheduled for Des Moines' new postmaster.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KWWL Iowa

  2. Des Plaines recognizes two cops with life saving awards

    The Des Plaines City Council Monday night recognized an Evanston police officer and a city cop for their quick thinking, which saved the lives of two residents. Evanston police Officer Sean O'Brien and Des Plaines police Officer Steven Dickson were presented with Life Saving Awards.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  3. Des Plaines School Dist. 62 Approves 2 New Principals

    New principals will arrive at both North and South elementary schools in Des Plaines in less than two weeks.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Journal & Topics Newspapers


  • "I trust those conversions when they happen on the road to Damascus and not on the road to Des Moines," Tancredo added, contrasting the biblical with the political.
    on May 16, 2007 By: Tom Tancredo Source: Forbes

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