Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Knocking; hitting; dinting; in ceramics, the cracking of ware entirely through, while it is being fired in the kiln.
- v. present participle of dunt.
“The silica is released in the form of cristobalite crystals which may cause dunting on fast cooling (see page 53).”
“We were speedily together, the seven of us, and gathered in the hall, and listening with mouths open and hearts dunting, to the rapping that had no sign of ceasing.”
“The window lay unguarded (all the inmates of the house being at the front), and we stepped in and found ourselves soon in a household vastly calm considering the rabble dunting on its doors.”
“Paymaster, every time he stepped through the close, from dunting with his cane on the stones with the insolence of a man whose birth and his father's acres gave him a place high above such as earned their living behind a counter.”
“I quavered, and wondered if he heard my heart dunting against my ribs.”
“His consternation, on finding it flee half open, may be easier imagined than described; especially, as on the door dunting to again, it being soople in the hinges, they both plainly heard a fistling within.”
“You auld besom you!" said he, dunting the floor with his rattan, "I see through you now; you think you'll get him put off on me.”
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