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  • dung pile (zoology)

    Indian rhinoceros: …Indian rhinoceroses’ dung piles, or middens, are of interest not only as places where scent is deposited and as communication posts but also as sites for the establishment of plants. Indian rhinoceroses can deposit as much as 25 kg (55 pounds) in a single defecation, and more than 80 percent…

  • dung-chen (musical instrument)

    Central Asian arts: Performing arts: dance and theatre: …and long horns, particularly the dung-chen (great conch shell) made of brass and extending many feet. The dung-chen with a deep haunting wail accentuates the macabre that is so much a part of ’cham. The Tibetan guitar sgra-synan (pleasant sound) is a stringed instrument used almost exclusively by Himalayan peoples…

  • Dungan (people)

    Hui, an official nationality of China, composed of nearly 10 million people. The Hui are Chinese Muslims (i.e., neither Turkic nor Mongolian) who have intermingled with the Han Chinese throughout China but are relatively concentrated in western China—in the provinces or autonomous regions of

  • Dungannon (Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)

    Dungannon, town and former district (1973–2015), astride the former counties of Armagh and Tyrone, now in the Mid Ulster district, central Northern Ireland. Its early history is linked with the O’Neills, earls of Tyrone, whose chief residence was there; a large rath, or earthwork, north of the

  • Dungannon (former district, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)

    Dungannon: The former Dungannon district covers an area of 352 square miles (911 square km); it extends from Lough (lake) Neagh in the east to the former district of Fermanagh in the west and from the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains in the north to the Blackwater River…

  • Dunganstown (Ireland)

    New Ross: The nearby village of Dunganstown was the ancestral home of the U.S. president John F. Kennedy, whose great-grandfather sailed for the United States from New Ross in the 1840s. Pop. (2002) 4,810; (2011) 4,533.

  • dungarees (clothing)

    Jeans, trousers originally designed in the United States by Levi Strauss in the mid-19th century as durable work clothes, with the seams and other points of stress reinforced with small copper rivets. They were eventually adopted by workingmen throughout the United States and then worldwide. Jeans

  • Dungarpur (India)

    Dungarpur, town, southern Rajasthan state, northwestern India. It is situated on a level upland, about 50 miles (80 km) south of Udaipur. Dungarpur was founded in the 14th century and was named for Dungaria, an independent chieftain of the Bhil people. It was the capital of the princely state of

  • Dungarvan (Ireland)

    Dungarvan, market town, seaport, urban district, and administrative centre of County Waterford, Ireland, on the Bay of Dungarvan at the mouth of the River Colligan. The name is derived from St. Gervan, who founded a monastery there in the 7th century. Ruins include a castle built by King John circa

  • Dungeness (promontory, England, United Kingdom)

    Dungeness, promontory on the south coast of the administrative and historic county of Kent, southeastern England. It is a bleak triangle of shingle (gravel) projecting southeastward into the English Channel where it narrows to the north into the Strait of Dover. Romney Marsh lies to its north and

  • Dungeness B (nuclear power station, Dungeoness, England, United Kingdom)

    Dungeness: The second, Dungeness B, also consisting of two reactors, began producing power in the mid-1980s.

  • Dungeness crab (crustacean)

    Dungeness crab, (Cancer magister), edible crab (order Decapoda of the class Crustacea), occurring along the Pacific coast from Alaska to lower California; it is one of the largest and, commercially, most important crabs of that coast. The male is 18 to 23 centimetres (about 7 to 9 inches) in width

  • Dungeon (electronic game)

    role-playing video game: Single-player RPGs: …electronic version of D&D was Dungeon (1975), which was an unauthorized adaptation for the Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-10 minicomputer. Although basically a text-based implementation, it included overhead maps of the dungeon that showed where players had explored.

  • Dungeons & Dragons (fantasy role-playing game)

    Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), fantasy role-playing game (RPG), created by American game designers Ernest Gary Gygax and David Arneson in 1974 and published that year by Gygax’s company, Tactical Studies Rules (TSR). The game was acquired in 1997 by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. The

  • Dungkar Lobsang Trinley (Tibetan historian)

    Dungkar Lobsang Trinley, Tibetan historian and Buddhist scholar who at the age of four was recognized as the eighth reincarnation of the Lama of the Dungkar monastery--Dungkar Rinpoche; later, however, he left the monastic life and, after years of forced labour during the Cultural Revolution, b

  • Dunglass, Lord (prime minister of United Kingdom)

    Sir Alec Douglas-Home, British foreign secretary from 1960 to 1963, prime minister from Oct. 19, 1963, to Oct. 16, 1964, and, after the fall of his government, Conservative opposition spokesman in the House of Commons on foreign affairs. He was also foreign secretary from 1970 to 1974. As Lord

  • Dungy, Tony (American football coach)

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: …late 1990s as head coach Tony Dungy built one of the best defenses in the NFL, featuring tackle Warren Sapp, linebacker Derrick Brooks, and defensive backs John Lynch and Ronde Barber. The Bucs made four postseason appearances in the five seasons between 1997 and 2001, but the offensively limited team…

  • Dunham, Katherine (American dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist)

    Katherine Dunham, American dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist noted for her innovative interpretations of ritualistic and ethnic dances. Dunham early became interested in dance. While a student at the University of Chicago, she formed a dance group that performed in concert at the Chicago

  • Dunham, Lena (American actress, writer, director, and producer)

    Lena Dunham, American actress, writer, director, and producer known for advancing a feminist perspective coloured by the experiences of the millennial generation, most visibly on the television series Girls (2012–17). Dunham was born to artist parents; her father was a painter and her mother a

  • Dunham, S. Ann (American anthropologist)

    Barack Obama: Early life: Obama’s mother, S. Ann Dunham, grew up in Kansas, Texas, and Washington state before her family settled in Honolulu. In 1960 she and Barack Sr. met in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii and married less than a year later.

  • Dunhill Records (American record company)

    the Mamas and the Papas: At Dunhill Records, with producer Lou Adler, they tallied a series of hits with well-written songs, mostly by John Phillips, that proved perfect vehicles for the group’s cascading harmonies, among them “California Dreamin’”? (1965), “Monday, Monday” (1966), and “Creeque Alley” (1967). In sound and look the…

  • Dunhill, Thomas Frederick (British composer)

    Thomas Frederick Dunhill, British composer known for his light operas and songs. Dunhill studied at the Royal College of Music in London and was assistant music master at Eton College, 1899–1908. His outstanding comic operas were Tantivy Towers (1931) and Happy Families (1933). Among his songs,

  • Dunhuang (China)

    Dunhuang, city, western Gansu sheng (province), northwestern China. Situated in an oasis in the Gansu-Xinjiang desert region, it is at the far western limit of traditional Chinese settlement along the Silk Road across Central Asia. Dunhuang was the first trading town reached by foreign merchants

  • Dunira, Henry Dundas, Baron (British politician)

    Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, British careerist politician who held various ministerial offices under William Pitt the Younger and whose adroit control of Scottish politics earned him the nickname “King Harry the Ninth.” Educated at the University of Edinburgh, he became a member of the

  • dunite (rock)

    Dunite, light yellowish green, intrusive igneous ultramafic rock that is composed almost entirely of olivine. Dunite usually forms sills (tabular bodies intruded between other rocks) but may also occur as lenses (thin-edged strata) or pipes (funnels, more or less oval in cross section, that become

  • Duniway, Abigail Jane Scott (American suffragist)

    Abigail Jane Scott Duniway, American pioneer, suffragist, and writer, remembered chiefly for her ultimately successful pursuit in Oregon of the vote for women. Abigail Scott was of a large and hardworking farm family and received only scanty schooling. During the family’s arduous journey by wagon

  • Dunk Island (island, Coral Sea)

    Dunk Island, island in the Family Islands group, 3 miles (5 km) off the coast of northeastern Queensland, Australia. It lies north of the entrance to Rockingham Bay, which is an inlet of the Coral Sea. Coral-fringed and composed of granite, Dunk Island has an area of 2 square miles (5 square km).

  • dunk shot (sports)

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: …to score at will, made dunking illegal prior to his enrollment at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in 1965. Despite the new rule, he set a UCLA scoring record with 56 points in his first game. Playing for renowned coach John Wooden, Alcindor helped lead UCLA to three…

  • Dunkard Group (geology)

    Permian Period: Basin sedimentation: The Dunkard Group is a limnic (deposited in fresh water), coal-bearing succession that was deposited from the latest of Carboniferous times into Early Permian time along the western side of the then newly formed Appalachian Mountains. Coal-bearing Lower and Upper Permian beds—up to 3 km (1.9…

  • Dunkeld (Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Dunkeld, historic cathedral city in Perth and Kinross council area, historic county of Perthshire, Scotland. It is situated on the left bank of the River Tay and is surrounded by wooded mountains. The community was an early centre of Celtic Christianity, and in 850 the relics of St. Columba were

  • Dunkerque (French ship)

    naval ship: The last capital ships: In 1935 France produced the Dunkerque; at 26,500 tons, armed with eight 13-inch guns, and reaching 30 knots, this was the first of the new generation of “fast battleships” presaged by HMS Hood. In 1937, after the Washington and London treaties had expired, Japan laid down the Yamato and Musashi.…

  • Dunkerque (France)

    Dunkirk, town and seaport, Nord département, Hauts-de-France région, northern France. It lies along the Strait of Dover between Calais and the Belgian frontier, 49 miles (79 km) northwest of Lille by road. First mentioned in 1067 as Dunkerk (Flemish: “Church of the Dunes”), the town was besieged

  • Dunkerquian Stage (geology)

    Holocene Epoch: Continental shelf and coastal regions: …Calaisian was followed by the Dunkirk stage, or Dunkerquian.

  • Dunkery Beacon (mountain, England, United Kingdom)

    Exmoor: …m) above sea level, with Dunkery Beacon (1,703 feet [519 m]) as the highest feature. The moors remain grazing grounds for hardy Exmoor ponies and Exmoor horned sheep, and wild red deer are still hunted there. The River Exe rises there and flows south to the English Channel. Tourism is…

  • dunking (sports)

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: …to score at will, made dunking illegal prior to his enrollment at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in 1965. Despite the new rule, he set a UCLA scoring record with 56 points in his first game. Playing for renowned coach John Wooden, Alcindor helped lead UCLA to three…

  • Dunkirk (New York, United States)

    Dunkirk, city and port, Chautauqua county, western New York, U.S. It lies along Lake Erie, just north of Fredonia and 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Buffalo. First settled about 1805, it was known as Chadwick’s Bay but was renamed because of the supposed similarity of its harbour to that of Dunkirk

  • Dunkirk (France)

    Dunkirk, town and seaport, Nord département, Hauts-de-France région, northern France. It lies along the Strait of Dover between Calais and the Belgian frontier, 49 miles (79 km) northwest of Lille by road. First mentioned in 1067 as Dunkerk (Flemish: “Church of the Dunes”), the town was besieged

  • Dunkirk (poem by Pratt)

    E.J. Pratt: These include: Dunkirk (1941), on the Allied evacuation from northern France in 1940; Still Life and Other Verse (1943), short poems; Collected Poems (1944); and They Are Returning (1945), on the end of the war. Behind the Log (1947) commemorates the heroism of the Canadian convoy fleet…

  • Dunkirk (film by Nolan [2017])

    Christopher Nolan: His next film, Dunkirk (2017), which he also wrote, centres on the evacuation of Allied troops from France during World War II. The action drama earned universal acclaim and was nominated for a number of Academy Awards, including best picture. In addition, Nolan received an Oscar nod for…

  • Dunkirk evacuation (World War II)

    Dunkirk evacuation, (1940) in World War II, the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk (Dunkerque) to England. Naval vessels and hundreds of civilian boats were used in the evacuation, which began on May 26. When it ended on

  • Dunkirk Stage (geology)

    Holocene Epoch: Continental shelf and coastal regions: …Calaisian was followed by the Dunkirk stage, or Dunkerquian.

  • Dunkleosteus (fossil placoderm genus)

    Dinichthys, extinct genus of arthrodires, i.e., primitive, armoured, fishlike animals known as placoderms that dominated ancient seas. Dinichthys lived during the Late Devonian Period (374 to 360 million years ago) and is found fossilized in rocks of that age in Europe, northern Asia, and North

  • Dunkley, Michael (premier of Bermuda)

    Bermuda: History: …was replaced by Deputy Premier Michael Dunkley. When voters went back to the polls for the July 2017 general election, they returned power to the PLP, which captured 24 seats in the House of Assembly while the OBA took the remaining 12 seats. At age 38, David Burt became the…

  • Dunkula (Sudan)

    Dongola, town, northern Sudan. It lies on the west bank of the Nile River, about 278 miles (448 km) northwest of Khartoum. The town is an agricultural centre for the surrounding area, which produces cotton, wheat, barley, sugarcane, and vegetables. Dongola is linked by road with Wādī ?alfā? and

  • Dunlap, Knight (American psychologist)

    instinct: McDougall and behaviourism: …Any Instincts?” by American psychologist Knight Dunlap. Dunlap’s answer to the question proposed by his paper was negative. In it he attacked McDougall for appealing to subjective purposiveness, which was beyond the reach of observation and hence scientific validation. Other behaviourist critics brought negative evidence to bear on claims of…

  • dunlin (bird)

    Dunlin, (Calidris alpina), one of the most common and sociable birds of the sandpiper group. The dunlin is a member of the family Scolopacidae (order Charadriiformes). It is about 20 cm (8 inches) long and has a bill curved downward at the tip. In breeding season, its plumage is brightly coloured,

  • Dunlop Holdings PLC (British company)

    Dunlop Holdings PLC, subsidiary company of BTR PLC, and the major British manufacturer of tires and other rubber products. It is headquartered in London. The company has been involved in rubber-tire manufacture since the late 19th century. Dunlop’s founder, John Boyd Dunlop (1840–1921), who had

  • Dunlop, Joan (British-born women’s rights advocate)

    Joan Banks Dunlop, (Joan Marie Banks), British-born women’s rights advocate (born May 20, 1934, London, Eng.—died June 29, 2012, Lakeville, Conn.), devoted her life to highlighting women’s health issues, especially in regard to reproductive choice and the right to say no to sex. After studying at

  • Dunlop, Joan Banks (British-born women’s rights advocate)

    Joan Banks Dunlop, (Joan Marie Banks), British-born women’s rights advocate (born May 20, 1934, London, Eng.—died June 29, 2012, Lakeville, Conn.), devoted her life to highlighting women’s health issues, especially in regard to reproductive choice and the right to say no to sex. After studying at

  • Dunlop, John Boyd (British veterinary surgeon)

    John Boyd Dunlop, inventor who developed the pneumatic rubber tire. In 1867 he settled in Belfast as a veterinary surgeon. In 1887 he constructed there a pneumatic tire for his son’s tricycle. Patented the following year, the tire went into commercial production in 1890, with Dunlop holding 1,500

  • Dunlop, Sir Ernest Edward (Australian physician)

    Weary Dunlop, Australian physician, one of the most famous Australian World War II veterans, remembered for the compassionate medical care and leadership he provided for fellow prisoners of war (POWs) captured by the Japanese. The second of two sons born to a family of Scottish heritage, Dunlop

  • Dunlop, Weary (Australian physician)

    Weary Dunlop, Australian physician, one of the most famous Australian World War II veterans, remembered for the compassionate medical care and leadership he provided for fellow prisoners of war (POWs) captured by the Japanese. The second of two sons born to a family of Scottish heritage, Dunlop

  • Dunmase, Rock of (rock formation, Ireland)

    Port Laoise: The Rock of Dunmase, just to the east, was the seat of the ancient kings of Leinster. Pop. (2006) 3,281; (2011) 3,639.

  • Dunmore, John Murray, 4th Earl of (British royal governor of Virginia)

    John Murray, 4th earl of Dunmore, British royal governor of Virginia on the eve of the American Revolution. A descendant of the Scottish house of Stuart, he was the eldest son of William Murray, the 3rd earl, whom he succeeded in 1756. He sat in the House of Lords from 1761 to 1770 and then was

  • Dunmore, John Murray, 4th Earl of, Viscount of Fincastle, Lord Murray of Blair, Moulin, and Tillemot (British royal governor of Virginia)

    John Murray, 4th earl of Dunmore, British royal governor of Virginia on the eve of the American Revolution. A descendant of the Scottish house of Stuart, he was the eldest son of William Murray, the 3rd earl, whom he succeeded in 1756. He sat in the House of Lords from 1761 to 1770 and then was

  • Dunn, Blind Willie (American musician)

    Eddie Lang, American musician, among the first guitar soloists in jazz and an accompanist of rare sensitivity. Lang began playing violin in boyhood; his father, who made fretted stringed instruments, taught him to play guitar. In the early 1920s he played with former schoolmate Joe Venuti in

  • Dunn, Donald (American musician)

    Duck Dunn, (Donald Dunn), American musician (born Nov. 24, 1941, Memphis, Tenn.—died May 13, 2012, Tokyo, Japan), played bass (mid-1960s–1971 and periodically thereafter) with Booker T. and the MG’s, one of the premier instrumental ensembles in soul music in the 1960s. The racially integrated

  • Dunn, Douglas (British writer and critic)

    Douglas Dunn, Scottish writer and critic best known for his poems evoking working-class British life. Dunn left school at 17 to become a junior library assistant. He worked at libraries in Britain and the United States before completing his higher education at the University of Hull, England, in

  • Dunn, Douglas Eaglesham (British writer and critic)

    Douglas Dunn, Scottish writer and critic best known for his poems evoking working-class British life. Dunn left school at 17 to become a junior library assistant. He worked at libraries in Britain and the United States before completing his higher education at the University of Hull, England, in

  • Dunn, Duck (American musician)

    Duck Dunn, (Donald Dunn), American musician (born Nov. 24, 1941, Memphis, Tenn.—died May 13, 2012, Tokyo, Japan), played bass (mid-1960s–1971 and periodically thereafter) with Booker T. and the MG’s, one of the premier instrumental ensembles in soul music in the 1960s. The racially integrated

  • Dunn, Harvey (American artist)

    South Dakota: The arts: …renowned visual artists, most notably Harvey Dunn (1884–1952), remembered for his paintings of pioneer life and his book and magazine illustrations, and Oscar Howe (1915–83), a Yanktonai Sioux who incorporated tribal motifs and symbolism in his paintings. A collection of Howe’s works is housed at the University of South Dakota.…

  • Dunn, Irene Marie (American actress)

    Irene Dunne, American motion-picture and stage actress and singer, known for her leading roles as a gracious and well-bred woman and also well known for her comedic roles. Trained for a career in singing, Dunne went to New York City hoping to join the Metropolitan Opera Company but was rejected.

  • Dunn, James (American actor)

    Elia Kazan: Films of the 1940s: …an especially strong performance from James Dunn, who earned an Academy Award as best supporting actor.

  • Dunn, James Howard (American actor)

    Elia Kazan: Films of the 1940s: …an especially strong performance from James Dunn, who earned an Academy Award as best supporting actor.

  • Dunn, Kaye (American dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist)

    Katherine Dunham, American dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist noted for her innovative interpretations of ritualistic and ethnic dances. Dunham early became interested in dance. While a student at the University of Chicago, she formed a dance group that performed in concert at the Chicago

  • Dunn, Ronnie Gene (American musician)

    Brooks & Dunn: ) and Ronnie Gene Dunn (b. June 1, 1953, Coleman, Texas, U.S.).

  • Dunn, Walter (American broadcaster)

    pirate radio: From piracy to microbroadcasting: …came in 1985, when entrepreneur Walter Dunn took to the airwaves in Fresno, California. Dunn’s Zoom Black Magic Radio was the only station in the listening area to cater to Fresno’s African American community, and it served as the model for a burgeoning movement whose practitioners eschewed the “pirate” label,…

  • Dunn, Winfield (American politician)

    Lamar Alexander: …manage the gubernatorial campaign of Winfield Dunn, the first Republican to win that office in half a century. Alexander then cofounded (1972) a law firm in Nashville.

  • dunnage (freight handling)

    ship: Ship-shore transfer: …is the freedom from “dunnage,” the packing and bracing necessary to immobilize the usual odd-sized nonbulk cargoes. The highway trailers and railcars that form the land part of the trade route are similarly designed to fit the container, thereby making the shoreside handling rapid and virtually free of hands-on…

  • dunnart (marsupial)

    marsupial: Dunnarts (Sminthopsis) are so hyperactive—like shrews—that, in order to supply their high energy needs, they must devour their own weight in food (chiefly insects) each day. The numbat uses its remarkable wormlike tongue to lap up termites and ants. Many Australian possums, bandicoots, and American…

  • Dunne overland flow (Earth science)

    hydrosphere: Groundwaters and river runoff: Horton) and Dunne overland flow (named for British hydrologist Thomas Dunne).

  • Dunne, Finley Peter (American author)

    Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist and humorist who created the homely philosopher Mr. Dooley. Dunne was born of Irish-immigrant parents. In 1884 he began working for various Chicago newspapers, specializing eventually in political reporting and editorial writing. In 1892 he began contributing

  • Dunne, Irene (American actress)

    Irene Dunne, American motion-picture and stage actress and singer, known for her leading roles as a gracious and well-bred woman and also well known for her comedic roles. Trained for a career in singing, Dunne went to New York City hoping to join the Metropolitan Opera Company but was rejected.

  • Dunne, John Gregory (American writer)

    John Gregory Dunne, American journalist, novelist, and screenwriter who is noted for his works of social satire, personal analysis, and Irish American life. After graduating from Princeton University (A.B., 1954), Dunne briefly served in the military and became a staff writer for Time magazine in

  • Dunnet Head (headland, Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Dunnet Head, a rounded, cliffed sandstone headland in the Highland council area, Scotland, that is the northernmost point on the mainland of Great Britain. Dunnet Head is about 3 miles (5 km) across and juts out into the Pentland Firth of the Atlantic Ocean. It forms a plateau at an elevation of

  • Dunnett, Sir Alastair MacTavish (Scottish journalist and editor)

    Sir Alastair MacTavish Dunnett, Scottish journalist who served as editor of the Daily Record from 1946 to 1955 and of the Scotsman from 1956 to 1972 and turned the latter paper from dull to lively and vital; he was also active in the arts and public affairs and in 1972 became an oil industry

  • Dunneza (people)

    Beaver, a small Athabaskan-speaking North American First Nations (Indian) band living in the mountainous riverine areas of northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia, Canada. In the early 18th century they were driven westward into that area by the expanding Cree, who, armed with guns,

  • Dunning, David (American psychologist)

    Dunning-Kruger effect: …whom it is named, psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, the effect is explained by the fact that the metacognitive ability to recognize deficiencies in one’s own knowledge or competence requires that one possess at least a minimum level of the same kind of knowledge or competence, which those who…

  • Dunning, George (Canadian animator and director)

    Yellow Submarine: Production notes and credits:

  • Dunning, John (British jurist)

    John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton, English jurist and politician who defended the radical John Wilkes against charges of seditious and obscene libel (1763–64) and who is also important as the author of a resolution in Parliament (April 6, 1780) condemning George III for his support of Lord North’s

  • Dunning, John R. (American physicist)

    John R. Dunning, American nuclear physicist whose experiments in nuclear fission helped lay the groundwork for the development of the atomic bomb. Dunning graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1929 and earned a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University, New York City, in 1934. About the

  • Dunning, John Ray (American physicist)

    John R. Dunning, American nuclear physicist whose experiments in nuclear fission helped lay the groundwork for the development of the atomic bomb. Dunning graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1929 and earned a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University, New York City, in 1934. About the

  • Dunning-Kruger effect (psychology)

    Dunning-Kruger effect, in psychology, a cognitive bias whereby people with limited knowledge or competence in a given intellectual or social domain greatly overestimate their own knowledge or competence in that domain relative to objective criteria or to the performance of their peers or of people

  • dunnock (bird)

    Dunnock, (Prunella modularis), a drab, skulking European songbird, a species of accentor belonging to the family Prunellidae. Moving with a jerky, shuffling gait, this abundant but unobtrusive little bird spends much of its time among shrubs and hedgerows but often forages on the ground for tiny

  • Dunnottar Castle (castle, Kincardine, Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Kincardineshire: …were kept for safekeeping at Dunnottar Castle, south of Stonehaven, during the Commonwealth Wars of the 1650s. During the Jacobite rising of 1715, James Edward, the Old Pretender, visited Fetteresso Castle near Stonehaven and was proclaimed King James VIII by his followers. The valley of the River Dee, in the…

  • Dunns River Falls (falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica)

    Ocho Rios: The 600-foot (180-metre) cataracts of Dunns River Falls make Ocho Rios a popular tourist resort, and the town has numerous hotels as well as cruise ship facilities. As a trade centre, it serves an area producing citrus fruits, corn (maize), allspice (pimento), and cattle. Bauxite is mined nearby and transported…

  • Dunois, Jean d’Orléans, comte de (French military commander)

    Jean d’Orléans, comte de Dunois, French military commander and diplomat, important in France’s final victory over England in the Hundred Years’ War. Jean was the natural son of Louis, duc d’Orléans, by his liaison with Mariette d’Enghien. Jean entered the service of his cousin the dauphin, the

  • Dunoon (Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Dunoon, small burgh (town), Argyll and Bute council area, historic county of Argyllshire, western Scotland, on the northwestern shore of the Firth of Clyde. It grew as a seaside resort (especially for Glaswegians) from the early 19th century to the latter part of the 20th century, when its

  • Dunphy, Don (American sports announcer)

    Don Dunphy, American radio and television sports announcer known especially as the voice of boxing; during his 50-year career he broadcast more than 2,000 fights, 200 of which were title matches, including 50 heavyweight championships, and also appeared as a boxing announcer in six motion pictures

  • Dunqulah (Sudan)

    Dongola, town, northern Sudan. It lies on the west bank of the Nile River, about 278 miles (448 km) northwest of Khartoum. The town is an agricultural centre for the surrounding area, which produces cotton, wheat, barley, sugarcane, and vegetables. Dongola is linked by road with Wādī ?alfā? and

  • Dunqulah al-Qadīmah (historical town, Sudan)

    Dongola: The historic town of Old Dongola (Dunqulah al-Qadīmah or Dunqulah al-?Ajūz) was situated on the east bank of the Nile about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of present-day Dongola. Old Dongola was the capital of the Christian kingdom of Makurra from the mid-6th century. Old Dongola was besieged in…

  • Dunqulah al-?Ajūz (historical town, Sudan)

    Dongola: The historic town of Old Dongola (Dunqulah al-Qadīmah or Dunqulah al-?Ajūz) was situated on the east bank of the Nile about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of present-day Dongola. Old Dongola was the capital of the Christian kingdom of Makurra from the mid-6th century. Old Dongola was besieged in…

  • Duns (Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Duns, small burgh (town), Scottish Borders council area, historic county of Berwickshire, southeastern Scotland. It is the historic county town (seat) of Berwickshire. The old settlement, Duns Law, was the birthplace of the 13th-century philosopher John Duns Scotus. The town was destroyed by the

  • Duns Scotus, Blessed John (Scottish philosopher and theologian)

    Blessed John Duns Scotus, ; beatified March 20, 1993), influential Franciscan realist philosopher and scholastic theologian who pioneered the classical defense of the doctrine that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was conceived without original sin (the Immaculate Conception). He also argued that the

  • Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of (Irish dramatist)

    Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th baron of Dunsany, Irish dramatist and storyteller, whose many popular works combined imaginative power with intellectual ingenuity to create a credible world of fantasy. Educated at Eton and Sandhurst, Dunsany served in the South African War and World War I.

  • Dunsinane (mountain, Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Dunsinane, peak in the Sidlaw Hills, about 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Perth, eastern Scotland. On the peak, with an elevation of 1,012 feet (308 metres), stand the ruins of an ancient fort traditionally identified with the castle of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Both are in close proximity to Birnam

  • Dunstable (England, United Kingdom)

    Dunstable, town, Central Bedfordshire unitary authority, historic county of Bedfordshire, east-central England, on the northern slopes of the Chiltern Hills. Dunstable appears as a royal borough in the reign of Henry I (1100–35), who granted a charter to the Augustinian priory he had built. It once

  • Dunstable (New Hampshire, United States)

    Nashua, city, seat of Hillsborough county, southern New Hampshire, U.S., lying along the Merrimack and Nashua rivers. It was settled about 1656 and was chartered in 1673 as Dunstable. It was a part of Massachusetts until a boundary settlement in 1741 placed it in New Hampshire. In 1803 the village

  • Dunstable, John (English composer)

    John Dunstable, English composer who influenced the transition between late medieval and early Renaissance music. The influence of his sweet, sonorous music was recognized by his contemporaries on the Continent, including Martin le Franc, who wrote in his Champion des dames (c. 1440) that the

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