D

dab (to touch lightly)
daiquiri
dal (Indian lentil dish) (added 9/19/17)
damask
darn
daub (to cover with soft adhesive)
daybed
daylily
dead bolt (n)
dead-bolt (adj)
dead end (n)
dead-end (v, adj)
deadhead (to clip off dead blooms to encourage blooming)
deadheading
decision maker (n)
decision making (n)
decision-making (adj)
déclassé
decor
décor (Décor magazine title only)
decorative-edge scissors
decoupage
deep-fat fryer (“deep fryer” is OK)
de facto
déjà vu
delft
delicatessen (“deli” is OK)
Della Robbia
demiglacé
demilune
demitasse
denim
derriere
design-build firm
designer-builder (n)
desktop (n, adj)
deviled eggs
devil’s food cake (but “angel food cake”)
dhurrie
Diabetic Chef®
Diabetic Living®
dialogue
die back (v)
dieback (n)
die cut (n)
die-cut (adj, v)
die-cutting tool (not die-cutting machine)
dietician
Dijon-style mustard
dill seeds
dill weed
dimensional adhesive (generic term Diamond Glaze)
dinnertime
dinnerware
dish towel
Disneyland
Disney World
ditalini (see Pasta List)
DIYable (added 9/14/17)
DIYer (2nd reference)
dobby (loom attachment)
dobby weave
dog-ear (quilting term)
dogleg (adj, v)
dogtrot
dollhouse
dollop (v; prefer “top with”)
don’ts
donut (in BH&G and food titles as of 3/7/17)
doorbell
doorknobs
dos
dotcom
dotted
double-breasted
double-check (v)
doublecheck (n)
double-dig (method of preparing soil)
double duty (n)
double-duty (adj)
double-glazed (adj)
double glazing (n)
double knit
double-knit (adj)
double-stick tape (not double-sided tape; clarified 5.5.14)
double stitch (n)
double-stitch (v)
double take
double time (n)
double-time (v)
Douglas fir
douppioni silk
dowel (n)
doweling (v)
downdraft
down-home
downlight
drag ée
drainboard
draperies (n, not drapes)
drapery
dressmaker
dressmaker’s carbon
dressmaking
drier (more dry)
drop cloth
drop leaf (n)
drop-leaf (adj)
drummettes
dry-brush (v)
dry-clean (v)
dry-cleanable (adj)
dry cleaner (n)
dry cleaning
dry-roasted (adj)
dry
dryer (appliance)
drywall
ductwork
du jour
DuPont
dust ruffle
dust skirt
Dutch-lap siding
Dutch oven
Dutch treat
DVD, DVDs

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