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Doctrine of signatures

Observation that the form of a medicinal plant in some way resembles the organ or disease it can be used to treat.

Donald McGill

English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with the genre of saucy postcards, particularly associated with the seaside.

Donner Party

Group of American pioneers who set out for California in a wagon train. Delayed by a series of mishaps, they spent the winter of 1846–1847 snowbound in the Sierra Nevada, where some of them resorted to cannibalism to survive.

Dorothy Dene

English stage actor and a protégé of Frederic Leighton, for whom she modelled for several of his paintings.

Dorothy Legh

Born Dorothy Egerton (1565–1639), also Dorothy Brereton, Lady of the Manor of Worsley, was a coal owner and benefactor of Ellenbrook Chapel near her home in Worsley, Lancashire.

Dorothy Levitt

First British woman racing driver and a women’s world land speed record holder. In 1905 she also established the record for the longest drive by a lady driver when she drove a De Dion-Bouton from London to Liverpool and back over two days.

Dovestone Reservoirs

Dovestone and its associated reservoirs occupy the valleys of the Greenfield and Chew Brooks above the village of Greenfield, on Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester.

DRK (car)

The DRK is a three-wheeled kit car produced by DRK Kits of Ellesmere Port, England, between 1987 and 1998.

Ducking stool

Seesaw-like device for the punishment of disorderly women, scolds and dishonest tradesmen.

Dunecht House

Stately home on the Dunecht estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.