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Doon

[doon] /dun/
noun
1.
a river in SW Scotland, flowing NW from Ayr County to the Firth of Clyde. About 30 miles (48 km) long.
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  • I'm layin Doon no prenciple; I'm sayin only hoo it affecs me.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Our place is but sma', but ye'll no min' sitttin' Doon wi' our ain sels.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • It's the same wi' Wullie and the tykes—they're Doon on him same as men are on me.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • They'll no hurt us noo we're up; it's when we're Doon they'll flock like corbies to the carrion.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • One only of these is noteworthy—that most popular song, The Banks o' Doon.

    Robert Burns Principal Shairp.
  • The master of yander craft had Doon that much afower, and he'd do it again.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • But it's jist ruggin' an' rivin' at my hert to think o' them 'at's Doon there.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • It stands in a garden overlooking the Doon, and is a painful sight.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts Helen Hunt Jackson
  • These banks and braes of Doon, of a bright day in May, are eloquent enough for anybody.

    Fresh Fields

    John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for Doon

doon

/duːn/
preposition, adverb, adjective
1.
a Scot word for down1
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