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Direcʹtory

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The French constitution of 1795, when the executive was vested in five persons called directors, one of whom retired every year. After a sickly existence of four years, it was quashed by Napoleon Bonaparte. An alphabetical list of the inhabitants, etc., of a given locality, as a “London Directory.”

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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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Diotrephes
Dip (A)
Diphthera
Diploma
Diplomacy
Diplomatic Cold (A)
Diplomatics
Diptych [diptik]
Dircæan Swan
Direct Tax
Directory
Dirleton
Dirlos (Count)
Dirt
Dirty Half-Hundred
Dirty Lane
Dirty Shirts (The)
Dis
Disaster
Disastrous Peace (La Paix Malheureuse)
Disbar (To)