Dunt

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dunt A blow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dunt A stroke; a blow.
    • n dunt A malady characterized by staggering, observed particularly in yearling lambs.
    • n dunt Palpitation.
    • dunt To strike; give a blow to; knock.
    • dunt In packing herrings, to jump upon (the head of the barrel) in order to pack it more tightly.
    • dunt To confuse by noise; stupefy.
    • dunt To beat; palpitate, as the heart.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dunt dunt (Scot.) a blow or stroke, the wound made by such
    • v.t Dunt to strike, beat
    • n Dunt dunt (prov.) the gid or sturdy in sheep, &c.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dint

Usage

In literature:

An' then a' at aince, the minister's heart played dunt an' stood stock-still; an' a cauld wund blew amang the hairs o' his heid.
"The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Then saddle an' munt again, harness an' dunt again, An' when ye gae hunt again, strike higher game.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
She was going to take it from him when he dunted it down on the window-seat with a clatter.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
Every chap went through my breast like the dunt of a fore-hammer.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself" by David Macbeth Moir
Every chap went through my breast like the dunt of a fore-hammer.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
Ne'er draw your dirk when a dunt will do.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
An' then, a' at ance, the minister's heart played dunt an' stood stock-still; an' a cauld wund blew amang the hairs o' his heid.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
A certain lame old man (of Armagh) was nicknamed 'Dunt the pad (path').
"English As We Speak It in Ireland" by P. W. Joyce
I'm sure my heart will ne'er gi'e o'er to dunt, Till in a fat tar-barrel Mause be burnt.
"The Gentle Shepherd: A Pastoral Comedy" by Allan Ramsay
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