American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of the German Baptist Brethren, a group of German-American Baptists opposed to military service and the taking of legal oaths.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a sect of German-American Baptists, so named from their manner of baptism. Their proper church-name is Brethren. Driven from Germany by persecution early in the eighteenth century, they took refuge in Pennsylvania, and thence extended their societies into neighboring States, and are especially found in Ohio. They condemn all war and litigation, acknowledge the authority of the Bible, administer baptism by triple immersion, and only to adults, practice washing of the feet before the Lord's supper, use the kiss of charity, laying on of hands, and anointing with oil, and observe a severe simplicity in dress and speech. They have bishops, elders, and teachers, and are commonly supposed to accept the doctrine of universal redemption, Also called
- n. Same as duncur.
- n. One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers; -- called also
Tunkers, Dunkards, Dippers, and, by themselves, Brethren, and German Baptists, and they call their denomination the Church of the Brethren.
- n. an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it
- n. a basketball player who is able to make dunk shots
- n. an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)
- Pennsylvania Dutch, from dunke, to dunk (from the practice of baptism by immersion); see dunk. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Eberhard Freiherr von Medem Berlin: Dunker & Humblot, 1991, 18.”
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“With great sadness, I report the death of list member Stephen Dunker of What Goes 'Round books in Bayfield, Wisconsin.”
“A quest is not to be undertaken lightly — or at all! — pondered Hlothgar, Thrag of the Western Boglands, son of Glothar, nephew of Garthol, known far and wide as Skull Dunker, as he wielded his chesty stallion Hralgoth through the ever-darkening Thlargwood, beyond which, if he survived its horrors and if Hroglath the royal spittle reader spoke true, his destiny awaited — all this though his years numbered but fourteen.”
“Since according to its statutes only former front-line soldiers were eligible to join the RjF, the sports groups were merely affiliated with the RjF, and were thus “not strictly part of the RjF” (Dunker 1977, 103).”
“When the young man's turn came, the Dunker held him under so long that he thought he would black out.”
“Since the Dunker preached against Antipas for marrying his own wife's sister, he has been a wanted man.”
“When he had wandered from Yerushalayim, but before he came to the Dunker, he stayed some weeks with a group of Essenes near Ein Gedi.”
“The fighting abated around Dunker Church and East and West woods, but was not stilled.”
“He had had a horse shot under him and a courier killed by his side while near Dunker Church.59”
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Immortal people after whom waterborne species were named. Most of them have been marine zoologists, I would guess.
e.g. Gates' goblet, Humphrey's buccinum, Turton's moon snail, etc.
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