Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common element in Celtic local and personal names, meaning ‘black,’ as in Dhu Loch, black lake; Roderick Dhu, black Roderick (Scott, Lady of the Lake). The proper form (Gaelic and Irish) is dubh (see etymology): Dublin, originally
dubh linn, black pool; Irish Dubh-abhainn, a river in Ireland, now called Blackwater(abh, a river).
“By the time I had gathered my wits sufficiently to wriggle out from under the defunct Harry, Arnold had joined his companion in death, throat neatly cut from ear to ear by the sgian dhu that Jamie carried in his stocking.”
“The moon was bright, and the blade of the tiny sgian dhu flickered in the leafy shadows.”
“The tiny sgian dhu, the sock dagger, was deemed acceptable, and I was provided with one of those, a wicked-looking, needle-sharp piece of black iron about three inches long, with a short hilt.”
“At Jenny's insistence, I took also the small sgian dhu she pressed upon me.”
“With a lightning dart, her hand went under her skirt and the blade of a sgian dhu flashed in the firelight.”
“He was wearing no arms at the moment except his dirk and sgian dhu, but during the day he customarily wore both sword and pistols, as did most of the men in the party.”
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“For a while I travelled around with a skean dhu which had a sheath and a special bit for scaling fish.”
“In November of that year, Giuliani gave a speech, for $100,000, at the Jay S. S.dhu S.hool of Business & Leadership at Wilkes University, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.”
“Donacha dhu na Dunaigh kept his distance for some time to come; and, though his distant exploits were frequently spoken of, he did not exercise any depredations in that part of the country.”
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