derring-do

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derring-do

Heroic, brave, or daring deeds or spirit, especially when referring to swordplay or other action-adventure scenarios. The sailor, with great derring-do, leapt from the crow's nest of the ship with his sword in his teeth, pouncing on the pirate captain.

derring do

Heroically brave exploits. “Derring” comes from “daring, and “do” is related to “done.” Geoffrey Chaucer originated the phrase in his poem Troilus and Criseyde; it was picked up by Edmund Spenser and again by Sir Walter Scott in Ivanhoe. If you come across it in contemporary speed or writing, you're more than likely to hear it in the longer phrase “deeds of derring do.”
See also: derring
References in classic literature ?
The warm defender of the sacredness of the family re- lation is the same that scatters whole families,--sun- dering husbands and wives, parents and children, sisters and brothers,--leaving the hut vacant, and the hearth desolate.
An angry word, passed one April evening of 1682 between the son of Sir Edward Dering and a hot- blooded young [85] Welshman, led to recrimination and sword-drawing.
In a little while familiarity modified their fears and they gave the place a critical and interested exam- ination, rather admiring their own boldness, and won- dering at it, too.
He had been wan- dering about that river for nearly two years alone, cut off from everybody and everything.
Verandah," I suggested, as if ren dering him a service, and walked him out by the arm.
The Danish financial supervision authority Finanstilsynet conducted last year an inquiry to see whether Danske Bank was observing anti-money laundering rules and found that the bank's branch in Estonia had not taken on time measures to reduce the risk of money laun dering.
Cook; Deed; Dering Coal Add West Frankfort Lot 1 Blk 18.
Police searched at the Dering Lines barracks in the mid-Wales town.
Dyfed-Powys Police said they were called to the canal, between The Watton and Dering Lines, just before 5.
The Ministry of Defence said Cpl Hoole collapsed after arriving back at Dering Lines infantry training centre in Brecon after an eight-mile fitness test.
Hairdresser Arthur Simpson Kent, 48, is charged with mur dering his 43yearold girlfriend and their sons Zachary, eight, and fouryearold Amon between December 12 and December 16 last year.
Ms Mordaunt visited the Infantry Battle School, based at Dering Lines, Brecon, which is the largest military training area in Wales.
It's like welding or sol dering but without the heat," says Huang, who is pro fessor and chair in the Depart ment of Mechan ical and Indus trial Engineering.
18 August 2015 - UK-based property investment company Palace Capital has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Dering Properties (Sutton) Ltd.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 18, 2015-Palace Capital Buys Dering Properties for GBP 3.