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  • noun Plural form of dene.


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  • In the end I got out from among the houses, and arrived upon the sea-beach, where I discovered a sheltered pit among the sand hillocks, which they call denes, and there I lay down and slept off my weariness.

    Athelstane Ford

  • Picnics, even in winter, in the wooded denes at Hawthorn and Castle Eden, by the river at Durham or on the magnificent National Trust estate at Wallington.

    Chris Mullin: Member of the house

  • Beyond it rise black jagged cliffs; mile after mile of iron-bound wall: and here and there, at the glens 'mouths, great banks and denes of shifting sand ....

    The Cornwall Coast

  • He loved the open air country life that he lived near the Suffolk coast, where the fresh salt winds sweep up from the sea across gorse-clad denes and pleasant pasture-lands.

    George Borrow in East Anglia

  • Communion at the altar-steps (and what more fit place for a mother's kiss?) went to the rocky knoll outside the churchyard wall, and watched the ship glide out between the yellow denes, and lessen slowly hour by hour into the boundless West, till her hull sank below the dim horizon, and her white sails faded away into the gray Atlantic mist, perhaps forever.

    Westward Ho!, or, the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the county of Devon, in the reign of her most glorious majesty Queen Elizabeth

  • Rep. Phil Hart also denes his seat on the House Revenue and Taxation Committee represents a conflict of interest.

    KTVB - Top Stories

  • _denes_, or hamlets, with their adjacent districts, superseded the old tribes.

    Outline of Universal History


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