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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dough"nut
A small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard.
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  1. A small ring-shaped friedcake
  2. A toroidal shape

dough +‎ nut, 1809. Originally small, nut-sized balls of fried dough, with the toroidal shape becoming common in the twentieth century. First attested in Knickerbocker’s History of New York, by Washington Irving, 1809.

  1. A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly of a toroidal (a ring doughnut) often mixed with various sweeteners and flavourings; or flattened sphere (a filled doughnut) shape filled with jam, custard or cream.
  2. Anything in the shape of a torus.
  3. (Canada, US) A peel-out or skid mark in the shape of a circle; a 360-degree skid.
  4. A spare car tyre, usually stored in the boot, that is smaller than a full sized tyre and is only intended for temporary use.

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Past life for Doughnut born Dec 23, 2005

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mexico approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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