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tumblersDove Dove, n. [OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. d?fe; akin to OS.
d?ba, D. duif, OHG. t?ba, G. taube, Icel. d?fa, Sw. dufva,
Dan. due, Goth. d?b?; perh. from the root of E. dive.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A pigeon of the genus Columba and various
related genera. The species are numerous.
Note: The domestic dove, including the varieties called
fantails, tumblers, carrier pigeons, etc., was
derived from the rock pigeon (Columba livia) of
Europe and Asia; the turtledove of Europe, celebrated
for its sweet, plaintive note, is C. turtur or
Turtur vulgaris; the ringdove, the largest of
European species, is C. palumbus; the Carolina
dove, or Mourning dove, is Zenaidura macroura; the
sea dove is the little auk (Mergulus alle or Alle
alle). See Turtledove, Ground dove, and Rock
pigeon. The dove is a symbol of innocence, gentleness,
and affection; also, in art and in the Scriptures, the
typical symbol of the Holy Ghost.
Tumbler Tum"bler, n.
1. One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions
of the body; an acrobat.
2. A movable obstruction in a lock, consisting of a lever,
latch, wheel, slide, or the like, which must be adjusted
to a particular position by a key or other means before
the bolt can be thrown in locking or unlocking.
3. (Firearms) A piece attached to, or forming part of, the
hammer of a gunlock, upon which the mainspring acts and in
which are the notches for sear point to enter.
4. A drinking glass, without a foot or stem; -- so called
because originally it had a pointed or convex base, and
could not be set down with any liquor in it, thus
compelling the drinker to finish his measure.
5. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for
its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its
6. (Zo["o]l.) A breed of dogs that tumble when pursuing game.
They were formerly used in hunting rabbits.
7. A kind of cart; a tumbrel. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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