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  1. Feminine of doux.

Extensive Definition

Francis Douce (IPA /daʊs/) (1757-1834), antiquary, born in London, was for some time employed at the British Museum. He published Illustrations of Shakespeare (1807), and a dissertation on The Dance of Death (1833).
Douce bequeathed over 19,000 printed books and 420 manuscripts to the Bodleian Library.
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