D

dab (to touch lightly)
daiquiri
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)
DIYer (2nd reference)
dobby (loom attachment)
dobby weave
dog-ear (quilting term)
dogleg (adj, v)
dogtrot
dollhouse
dollop (v; prefer “top with”)
don’ts
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)
doughnut
donut (in BH&G and food titles as of 3/7/17)
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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