Duncish to Durative
(Dun"cish) a. Somewhat like a dunce. [R.]
Dun"cish*ness, n. [R.]
(Dun"der) n. [Cf. Sp. redundar to overflow.] The lees or dregs of cane juice, used in the
distillation of rum. [West Indies]
The use of dunder in the making of rum answers the purpose of yeast in the fermentation of flour.B.
(Dun"der*head`) n. [Prov. Eng. also dunderpoll, from dunder, same as thunder.] A
dunce; a numskull; a blockhead. Beau. & Fl.
(Dun"der-head`ed), a. Thick-headed; stupid.
(Dun"der*pate`) n. See Dunderhead.
(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.
(Dun"fish) n. Codfish cured in a particular manner, so as to be of a superior quality.
(Dung) n. [AS. dung; akin to G. dung, dünger, OHG. tunga, Sw. dynga; cf. Icel. dyngja heap,
Dan. dynge, MHG. tunc underground dwelling place, orig., covered with dung. Cf. Dingy.] The
excrement of an animal. Bacon.
(Dung), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dunged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dunging.]
1. To manure with dung. Dryden.
2. (Calico Print.) To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung; done
to remove the superfluous mordant.
(Dung), v. i. To void excrement. Swift.
(Dun`ga*ree") n. A coarse kind of unbleached cotton stuff. [Written also dungari.] [India]
(Dun"geon) n. [OE. donjoun highest tower of a castle, tower, prison, F. donjon tower or platform
in the midst of a castle, turret, or closet on the top of a house, a keep of a castle, LL. domnio, the same
word as LL. dominus lord. See Dame, Don, and cf. Dominion, Domain, Demesne, Danger, Donjon.]
A close, dark prison, common under ground, as if the lower apartments of the donjon or keep of a castle,
these being used as prisons.
Down with him even into the deep dungeon.Tyndale.
Year after year he lay patiently in a dungeon.Macaulay.
(Dun"geon), v. t. To shut up in a dungeon. Bp. Hall.
(Dung"fork`) n. A fork for tossing dung.
1. A heap of dung.