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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dout.
 
A contraction of do-out, as don is of do-on, doff of do-off, and dup of do-up.   1
   In Devonshire and other southern counties they still say Dout the candle and Dout the fire. In some counties extinguishers are called douters.
       
“The dram of base
       
Doth all the noble substance dout.”
   2
       
Shakespeare: Hamlet, i. 4.
 


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