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  • n. Plural form of Dunker.


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  • The first German settlements were made by the Tunkers, now known as Dunkers, or

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Just got back from LA and since they do not have any stores in Florida, I of course carried a whole shopping bag full of containers of "Dunkers".

    The Full Feed from

  • We have some "Dunkers" up here but they seem a bit unapproachable, I'm not sure if their Quaker, and they are 'plain'.

    Discussion Forum - Quaker Quaker

  • A couple fat cops are walking around like they're wondering how much longer 'til they can go to Spunky Dunkers for coffee and a glazed.

    The Cougar

  • There is no great skill in killing and being killed for six sous per day, but there is much in causing the republic of Dunkers to flourish — these new

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Max Bass, remarkable promotion agent of the Great Northern Railroad, gathered a colony of Dunkers from Indiana and settled them in North Dakota.


  • On March 3, 1894, the Dunkers arrived at Cando, and began a new life as wheat farmers.


  • The New English Dictionary refers it to the German autsch, and Thornton says that “it may have come across with the Dunkers or the Mennonites.

    Chapter 3. The Period of Growth. 4. Loan-Words and Non-English Influences

  • Mennonites, the Dunkers, and the Palatines were among these, but by far the most important were the so-called Scotch-Irish -- Scotchmen who, a century before, had been sent to Ireland by the English government, in the hope of establishing there a Protestant population which would, in time, come to outnumber and control the native Irish.

    American Men of Action

  • In administering oaths, the party sworn must "lay his hand upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God"; but those having conscientious scruples may appeal to God with uplifted hand; and "Quakers, Moravians, Dunkers, and Mennonites" may affirm.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip


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