dotting dotting  /ˈdɑ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a very small circular shape
  2. (n) the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
  3. (n) the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
  4. (n) street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
  5. (v) scatter or intersperse like dots or studs
  6. (v) distribute loosely
  7. (v) make a dot or dots
  8. (v) mark with a dot

Usage(s):

  1. Gore was one of hundreds of slaving posts dotting Africa's west coast from modern-day Senegal south to Angola.
  2. Stay at one of several homey BBs dotting the low hills behind Taitung, and you can gaze out at water that doesn't strike land till Hawaii.
  3. Aluminum salts in antiperspirants plug the sweat ducts dotting your underarm and essentially block much of the perspiration from escaping.

News

  1. Cabins in the woods: Couple finds new career in operating bed and breakfast

    DARBY – Driving down Hayes Creek Road, it’s easy to notice the abundance of wildflowers dotting the green fields of Charlos Heights at the base of the Bitterroot Mountains.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Ravalli Republic

  2. Brazil protests: a love for soccer, but not the pricetag (+video)

    New soccer stadiums dotting Brazil have become iconic of the frustration on the streets: The government is investing billions in sports but not schools or hospitals.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. Brazil protests: a love for soccer, but not the pricetag

    New soccer stadiums dotting Brazil have become iconic of the frustration on the streets: The government is investing billions in sports but not schools or hospitals.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. "Both parties feel like they fit each other," Colvin said. "Hopefully, we can get everything squared away as far as dotting the i's and crossing the t's."
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Rosevelt Colvin Source: Washington Post

  2. "People are dotting the Is and crossing the Ts when it comes to guarding him, and the kid makes tough, contested shots with guys draped all over him," Thompson said after his film study. "He doesn't need any time to get it off. Most...
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: John Thompson III Source: Covers

  3. Lilley said: "I spoke to the manager on Monday and it's just a case of crossing the 'ts' and dotting the 'is'. The new deal puts my mind at rest and I can concentrate on my football now. I've been at Killie for four years and I love it here. It...
    on Apr 1, 2008 By: David Lilley Source: Glasgow Daily Record

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