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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A town of southeast Scotland on the North Sea east of Edinburgh. Oliver Cromwell defeated the Covenanters here on September 3, 1650.
  • William,Scottish poet known for his allegorical works, such as The Thrissill and the Rois (1503), and an elegy on bygone poets, Lament for the Makaris (c. 1508).
  • Paul Laurence,American poet whose work ranges from vernacular expressions of African American experiences to sonnets in traditional literary language.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A British collector's name for a dun-colored moth (Cosmia trapezina) having two bars or transverse lines on the fore wings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A town in East Lothian, Scotland.
  • proper noun A Scottish surname.

Etymologies

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Scottish Gaelic dun ("fortress, fort, castle, tower") + Irish bar ("hill, height, top, extremity, point") or possibly from the name Bar or Barr, a follower of Kenneth, a captain of the Scots.

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