from The Century Dictionary.

  • Plain; direct; simple; downright.
  • noun A fabric of woven or plaited straw, originally made at Dunstable in England. Also used attributively: as, a dunstable hat or bonnet.


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  • How you begin your letter!---Because I value Mr. Solmes as my friend, you treat him the worse---That's the plain dunstable of the matter, Miss!

    October 11, 2007

  • Plain speaking (The road from London to Dunstable stretched for the most part in a straight, direct line.)

    October 11, 2007