Dun-fish

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dun-fish codfish cured by dunning
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dun, most prob. Celt.; W. dwn, dusky, Gael. donn, brown.

Usage

In literature:

As we pass down stream the pale olive duns are hatching out in fair numbers, and a few fish are already on the move.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
These the fish rose at regularly, but he let several Olive Duns pass by unnoticed.
"Old Flies in New Dresses" by Charles Edward Walker
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