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Domino

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Shawn Ivy, c.1972, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. From the new school of rappers hailing from Long Beach, California, Domino typified the area’s preoccupation with cool, languid, almost...

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Domino

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 35 words.

Italian: from the personal name Domino, from Latin dominus ‘lord’, ‘master’, or a nickname with the same meaning.

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domino

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 90 words.

A. Plural Form.

Since the mid-19th century, the standard form has been dominoes, not ✳dominos. See plurals (d)

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Domino

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Shawn Ivy, c.1972, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. From the new school of rappers hailing from Long Beach, California, Domino typified the area’s preoccupation with cool, languid, almost...

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Domino

Howard Rye.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 93 words.

Record label. It was a subsidiary of the Plaza Music Company and was launched in 1924. Generally it was used to put out material also available on Plaza’s other labels, but its early issues...

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domino

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Any of 28 small oblong pieces marked with 0–6 pips in each half, used to play the game of dominoes, in which each piece is laid down to form a line, each player in turn trying to find and...

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Domino Fats

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1408 words.

b. Antoine Domino, 26 February 1928, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. From a large family, Domino learned piano from local musician

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Fats Domino

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Antoine Domino, 26 February 1928, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. From a large family, Domino learned piano from local musician Harrison Verrett who was also his brother-in-law. A factory...

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Domino, Fats

William Dejong-Lambert.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1167 words.

rock and roll musician, was born Antoine Domino in Crescent City, New Orleans, one of nine children. His first language

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Domino, Fats

Aaron Myers.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 409 words.

As a songwriter, pianist, and singer, Fats Domino produced songs that topped both rhythm and blues and rock and roll

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domino <i>v.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 98 words.

1 (Aus.) to kill.

1919 W.H. Downing Digger Dialects 20: domino (vb.) — To kill. 1924 (con. WWI)

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Domino theory

David Goldsworthy.

in Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional Political Studies. 570 words.

In April 1954, as French forces lay besieged by the Vietminh in Indochina, President Eisenhower explained the ‘falling domino

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Domino Theory

Bruce W. Jentleson.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 396 words.

The domino theory is most familiar as one of the principal justifications for the Vietnam War. The term itself

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Domino, Fats

Aaron Myers.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 409 words.

As a songwriter, pianist, and singer, Fats Domino produced songs that topped both rhythm and blues and rock and roll charts during the 1950s. He was one of the few black musicians of the...

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Domino, Fats

William Dejong-Lambert.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1167 words.

rock and roll musician, was born Antoine Domino in Crescent City, New Orleans, one of nine children. His first language was French, and he was born into a musical family. His father was...

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domino theory

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Politics.

Analogy, first propounded by US President Eisenhower in 1954, which suggests that events in one country could trigger similar events in neighbouring countries: ‘You have a row of dominoes...

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domino <i>n.</i> (<i>UK black</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 36 words.

a woman seen as a sex object.

1998 Guardian G2 19 Nov. 6: Because she's a domino she's gonna say

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Domino noir, Le

Herbert Schneider.

in Grove Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 431 words.

Opéra comique in three acts by daniel-françois-esprit Auber to a libretto by eugène Scribe; Paris, Opéra-Comique (Salle Bourse), 2 December 1837.

The opera is set in...

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Domino

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 233 words.

The word originally applied to a hooded clerical cloak and subsequently to a hooded garment worn at masquerades, then a

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Domino

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 469 words.

b. Shawn Ivy, c.1972, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. From the new school of rappers hailing from Long Beach, California,

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domino

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

has the plural form dominoes.

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