dorse

Dorse \Dorse\, n. [Cf. L. dorsum the back. See {Dorsel}, {Dosel}.] 1. Same as {dorsal}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The back of a book. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Books, all richly bound, with gilt dorses. --Wood. [1913 Webster]