As nouns the difference between dorse and douse
is that dorse
is the baltic or variable cod (gadus callarias
), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish or dorse
can be the back of a book while douse
is a blow; stroke.
As a verb douse is
(ambitransitive) to plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse or douse
can be to strike.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The Baltic or variable cod (Gadus callarias ), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish.
The back of a book.
- Books, all richly bound, with gilt dorses .
Probably of (etyl) origin, related to (etyl) and (douse) below.
(ambitransitive) To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse.
To fall suddenly into water.
To put out; to extinguish.
From (etyl) duschen, .
(nautical) To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.