Definitions

from The 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).

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Examples

  • 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.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • The moon was bright, and the blade of the tiny sgian dhu flickered in the leafy shadows.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • 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.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • At Jenny's insistence, I took also the small sgian dhu she pressed upon me.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • With a lightning dart, her hand went under her skirt and the blade of a sgian dhu flashed in the firelight.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • 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.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • October 28, 2009 dallas dhu is nowhere near dallas tx

    he's gotta have his dip-tet, honey

  • For a while I travelled around with a skean dhu which had a sheath and a special bit for scaling fish.

    Fruit with a Knife: A Home Cook Cuts Up

  • 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.

    A Tale of Two Giulianis

  • 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.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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