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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dun  \Dun\,  a.  [AS.  dunn.  of  Celtic  origin;  cf  W.  dwn,  Ir  & 
  Gael.  donn.] 
  Of  a  dark  color;  of  a  color  partaking  of  a  brown  and  black; 
  of  a  dull  brown  color;  swarthy. 
 
  Summer's  dun  cloud  comes  thundering  up  --  Pierpont. 
 
  Chill  and  dun  Falls  on  the  moor  the  brief  November  day 
  --Keble. 
 
  {Dun  crow}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  hooded  crow;  --  so  called  from  its 
  color;  --  also  called  {hoody},  and  {hoddy}. 
 
  {Dun  diver}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  goosander  or  merganser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dun  \Dun\,  v.  t. 
  To  cure,  as  codfish,  in  a  particular  manner,  by  laying  them 
  after  salting,  in  a  pile  in  a  dark  place  covered  with  salt 
  grass  or  some  like  substance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dun  \Dun\,  n.  [See  {Dune}.] 
  A  mound  or  small  hill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dun  \Dun\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dunned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dunning}.]  [AS.  dyne  noise,  dynian  to  make  a  noise,  or  fr 
  Icel.  dynr,  duna,  noise,  thunder,  duna  to  thunder;  the  same 
  word  as  E.  din.  ???.  See  {Din}.] 
  To  ask  or  beset,  as  a  debtor,  for  payment;  to  urge 
  importunately. 
 
  Hath  she  sent  so  soon  to  dun?  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dun  \Dun\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  duns;  a  dunner. 
 
  To  be  pulled  by  the  sleeve  by  some  rascally  dun. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  An  urgent  request  or  demand  of  payment;  as  he  sent  his 
  debtor  a  dun. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dune  \Dune\,  n.  [The  same  word  as  down:  cf  D.  duin.  See  {Down} 
  a  bank  of  sand.] 
  A  low  hill  of  drifting  sand  usually  formed  on  the  coats,  but 
  often  carried  far  inland  by  the  prevailing  winds.  [Written 
  also  {dun}.] 
 
  Three  great  rivers,  the  Rhine,  the  Meuse,  and  the 
  Scheldt  had  deposited  their  slime  for  ages  among  the 
  dunes  or  sand  banks  heaved  up  by  the  ocean  around  their 
  mouths.  --Motley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dun 
  adj  :  of  a  dull  grayish  brown  to  brownish  gray  color;  "the  dun  and 
  dreary  prairie" 
  n  1:  horse  of  a  dull  brownish  gray  color 
  2:  a  color  varying  around  light  grayish  brown;  "she  wore  a  dun 
  raincoat"  [syn:  {grayish  brown},  {greyish  brown},  {fawn}] 
  v  1:  annoy  constantly  [syn:  {torment},  {rag},  {tantalize},  {bedevil}, 
  {crucify},  {frustrate}] 
  2:  persistently  ask  for  overdue  payment;  "The  grocer  dunned  his 
  customers  every  day  by  telephone" 
  3:  cure  by  salting;  "dun  codfish" 
  4:  make  a  dun  color 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DUN 
  Dial  Up  Networking 
 
 




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