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- proper n. A surname.
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I have no doubt that _Dunch_ is Anglo-Saxon, although I cannot find it in any of our old dictionaries, except Bailey's.
Grannie Dunch believed them; but then she was very ignorant, over ninety years old, and had never been to school.
I stand to-morrow, not for a member, but for godfather to my sister's girl, with Mrs. Selwyn and old Dunch: were ever three such dowagers? when shall three such meet again?
Old Dunch (198) is dead, and Mrs. Felton Hervey (199) was given over last night, but is still alive.
Actually, my wife just came in and aske be to take her out to Dunch.
Dunch is a late afternoon meal between lunch and dinner.
Dunch, E.q. - E. Letter 108 To George Montagu, E.q. Arlington Street, Dec. 30, 1761. (page 165)