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[toon] /tun/
a city in central Switzerland, on the Aar River, near the Lake of Thun.
Lake of. German Thuner See. a lake in central Switzerland, formed by a widening in the course of the Aar River. 10 miles (16 km) long. Unabridged
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  • At Thun we found a sail-boat, which we hired to take us and our luggage.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • But when floating on the Lake of Thun we did not forget them.

  • At Thun I hired an extra-boat which carried us over the whole length of the lake.

  • Seek for them in the Rhone valley or round the shores of Thun.

    The Alps Martin Conway
  • Thun the kynge sayde, is my sonne deed or hurt, or on the yerthe felled?

  • Why, what in Thun—why, John, I don't know whether to be angry or to laugh.

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
  • "Ah, but ye ha' not counted the Thun rred line," he shouted.

    In the Ranks of the C.I.V. Erskine Childers
  • Those of Schwyz, Thun and others (whose names we can not easily recall) started forth above Valmarcus.

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole
  • Seriously, is there any more magnificent view in all Switzerland than from the environs of Thun and from the lake?

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole
  • If you would see how charming a farming country can be, drive out on the highway towards Thun.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for Thun


/German tuːn/
a town in central Switzerland, in Bern canton on Lake Thun. Pop: 40 377 (2000)
a lake in central Switzerland, formed by a widening of the Aar River. Length: about 17 km (11 miles). Width: 3 km (2 miles) German name Thuner See
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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