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  • They say that it is from the Dutch word donder (= thunder).

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  • He dismissed as "nonsense and a lot of hot air" statements allegedly attributed to AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche, in which he threatened to "donder" anyone who touched a rightwinger.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mr Xaba alleged the policeman, whose name was not revealed to the Commission, had threatened to "donder" him if he did not change his statement.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In other words, it is impossible for a Springbok team to not want to "donder" anything in a white shirt with a red rose on its chest, and Bakkies will happily lead the charge.

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  • Now some police forces are having to wage something akin to a war of attrition from six in the evening to six in the morning as this or that hostelry or night club pours its customers out onto the pavement where they then set about trying to donder someone they do not like the look of.

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  • The Huntsman, having a bevy of family and friends across South Africa, has been inundated with a series of emails bearing the latest joke about how England cannot find the try line and the latest graphic telling us that The Springboks are going to donder us good and proper tonight.

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  • It's a video litany of natural disasters, of wind and rain and snow and donder and blitzen, punctuated with images of lesser vehicles incapacitated by the elements, while Hummers sail serenely through.

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  • "The sentence serves as a warning to the existing fragments of rightwing elements and other criminals elsewhere who think that there is place for a skop, skiet and donder attitude in this country."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "The ` skop and donder 'style of management will not assist the current state of affairs but add to the anger and frustration," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Pass me -- oh, donder and blitzen, what shall I say?

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