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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOMINO

If you want to enjoy yourself at the ball, take my advice and go in a domino.

I was standing near them, and two other masks, both in domino, hovered about.

Zenobia's betrothed brought me my domino, and the countess had hers already.

I thought I should never have done; I had to alter the whole fit of the domino.

Philip sat down on the edge of the domino path to rest and think.

I will go in masked, buy a domino and a mask for you, and you can put them on in the carriage.

The same costumier who made my domino, supplied his Chinese dress.

"I don't understand you," replied the domino in a dignified way.

"The Service might well dispense with both of them, I believe," said the domino.

Gaston opened his domino and showed the duke the knife which it concealed.

WORD ORIGIN

1801, from French domino (1771), perhaps (on comparison of the black tiles of the game) from the meaning "hood with a cloak worn by canons or priests" (1690s), from Latin dominus "lord, master" (see domain), but the connection is not clear. Klein thinks it might be directly from dominus, "because he who has first disposed his pieces becomes 'the master.' " Metaphoric use in geopolitics is from April 1954, first used by U.S. President Eisenhower in a "New York Times" piece, in reference to what happens when you set up a row of dominos and knock the first one down.

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