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Dessertʹ

means simply the cloth removed (French, desservir, to clear the cloth); and dessert is that which comes after the cloth is removed.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Derbend [iron]
Derby Stakes
Derive
Dernier Ressort (French)
Derrick
Derwentwater
Desdemona (in Shakespeare’s Othello)
Desmas
Despair
Dessert
Destruction
Destructives (The)
Desultory
Detest
Deucalion
Deuce
Dence-ace
Deuce of Cards (The)
Deus
Deva’s Vale