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Definition of dun:

  1. A mound or small hill.
  2. An urgent request or demand of payment; as, he sent his debtor a dun.
  3. Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy.
  4. One who duns; a dunner.
  5. To ask or beset, as a debtor, for payment; to urge importunately.
  6. 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.


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