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A form of decay in which wood becomes soft and weak and has a dull lifeless appearance.
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FRANNIE (Singing): "Mairzy doats and dozy doats/And liddle lamzy divey/A kiddley divey too, /Wooden shoe?
20 (280m): Deday (3), Above Board (3), White Harry (3), Tiger Toes (3), Doats (1), Cheetah (Scr).
Tom Lee, Edinburgh A Mairzy Doats And Dozy Doats was penned in 1944 by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston.
She doats upon her own mother who we told her she wou'd see again in a moon & a half & endeavor'd to shew her the bright side of her dismal situation: both before and after breakfast she was vastly composed tho' you might see her soul sunk within her.
Does a soft shoe shuffle or tap dances and sings) "Mairzy doats and dozy doats / And liddle lamzy divey / A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
A mondegreen is the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase of a song in a way that yields an unexpected meaning: "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy" becomes "Mairzy Doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey.
Tchaikovsky's 1812 I can take, Mairzy Doats is bearable, the Flowers of the Forest OK at a pinch, but last week the woman in the seat behind had a phone which erupted every few minutes with a mocksepulchural whine intoning "Message from the darkside.
Whistling Mairzy Doats, they tucked the black market bottles of Canadian Club or Dewar's Scotch the bell boy discreetly arranged for them inside their jackets.