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Dunbar

[duhn-bahr for 1; duhn-bahr for 2, 3] /ˈdʌn bɑr for 1; dʌnˈbɑr for 2, 3/
noun
1.
Paul Laurence, 1872–1906, U.S. poet.
2.
William, c1460–c1520, Scottish poet.
3.
a town in the Lothian region, in SE Scotland, at the mouth of the Firth of Forth: site of Cromwell's defeat of the Scots 1650.
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  • I cut him nigh to the saddle-bow in a skirmish on the eve of Dunbar.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • If you were so precious fond of me, how was it that you stopped in the house of Dunbar and Dunbar?

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • I don't think you've looked at me very closely, have you, Mr. Dunbar?

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • For more than an hour Mr. Dunbar amused himself by inspecting the cathedral.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Mr. Dunbar took a bunch of keys from his pocket, and unlocked his despatch-box.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Mr. Dunbar had spoken the truth as to his appetite for his dinner.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Mr. Dunbar flung himself into a low easy-chair, and took up a newspaper.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Mr. Dunbar started suddenly to his feet, and stared at the landlord.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • "Let a search be made at daybreak to-morrow morning," exclaimed Mr. Dunbar.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for Dunbar

Dunbar1

/dʌnˈbɑː/
noun
1.
a port and resort in SE Scotland, in East Lothian: scene of Cromwell's defeat of the Scots (1650). Pop: 6354 (2001)

Dunbar2

/dʌnˈbɑː/
noun
1.
William. ?1460–?1520, Scottish poet, noted for his satirical, allegorical, and elegiac works
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