By Charles Winick
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A few preliterate teams, just like the Veddas of Ceylon, don't enable divorce, whereas there are societies, just like the Zuni, within which the spouse who needs to depart her husband purely areas his own estate on the front to their residence as an indication to him to come to his mom and dad. divorce at the drum. See DRUM, DIVORCE at the. Djisakid. An Ojibway juggler. djoged. A flirtation dance of Bali, during which a certified lady dancer is courted through a guy, who attempts to technique her to sniff her body spray. different males lower in at the unique guy and proceed the flirtation. djundagalla. A pole erected in North Australia after a beginner has been subincised. dobo. A tree condo, as in New Guinea. health practitioner, snake. an individual who has turn into resistant to snake venom via swallowing expanding amounts and will possibly make others immune by way of rubbing his sweat into their dermis. physician, speaking. A Northwest Coast Indian shaman (q. v. ) in Oregon. The conversing medical professionals recited a production delusion as a way of curing the in poor health. those medical professionals additionally officiated at a variety of ceremonies. surgeon, witch. A shaman (q. v. ), specifically in Melanesia and Africa. dodecahedron. A 12-sided determine. puppy. The earliest domesticated animal, most likely first domesticated within the Baltic region in Mesolithic instances. The puppy is perhaps a descendant of the Asiatic wolf. The Andamanese and Tasmanians are one of the few peoples who didn't have canines. dohol. An historical Persian drum, a lot different suit and dimension, made from a steel or wooden shell coated with parchment at either ends. The dohol was once crushed with the palms. dolcimello. See DULCIMER. dolicho-. A prefix utilized in actual anthropology to intend lengthy; e. g. , dolichocephalic. dolichocephalic. pertaining to anyone who has a relatively slender or lengthy head, and a cephalic index (q. v. ) of less than seventy five on a dry cranium and below seventy seven on a residing head. the nice majority of historic males are dolichocephalic, indicating that this can be an past shape than the mesocephalic (q. v. ) or the brachycephalic (q. v. ). dolichocolic. touching on having an extended colon, over a hundred seventy five cm. dolichocranic. touching on a cranial index (q. v. ) among 70 and seventy four. nine. dolichohieric. concerning a length-breadth sacral index (q. v. ) of below ninety nine. nine. dolichuranic. concerning a maxillo-alveolar index (q. v. ) of lower than 109. nine. doline. A hole as a result cave in of a cave. dolion. a coarse jar with degrees, present in the overdue Bronze Age Villanova tradition in Italy. The dolion frequently contained the ossuary (q. v. ). doll, medication. A small carved illustration of a lady, of ivory or jade, in complete determine. for the reason that purely the husband used to be authorised to the touch his spouse, the spouse might illustrate to the medical professional where of her sickness by means of pointing to the proper spot at the doll. The medical professional wouldn't research the sufferer, yet may prescribe at the foundation of the doll. the drugs doll is basically linked to the Ch’ing Dynasty (A. D. 1644-1912 ) in China. Dollo’s legislation. See legislation, DOLLO’S. dolmen. A megalith (q. v. ) together with a room-shaped sequence of slabs, together with one for a roof. Dolmens have been used for burial reasons.