from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See dun, n., 2.
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The troop horses came with the regularity of clockwork twice a day down to drink under her window, and, as the weather grew hotter, kicked up their heels and shook their heads furiously under the maddening sting of the dun-fly.
There was the _dun-fly_, for the month of March; and the _stone-fly_, much in vogue for April; and the
The second is another dun-fly: the body, of black wool; and the wings made of the black drake's feathers, and of the feathers under his tail.
The first is the dun-fly, in March: the body is made of dun wool; the wings, of the partridge's feathers.