- Isadora,1878–1927, U.S. dancer: pioneer in modern dance.
- Robert,1919–88, U.S. poet.
- a city in S Oklahoma.
- a male given name.
- died 1040, king of Scotland 1030–40: murdered by Macbeth.
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Examples from the Web for duncan
The implants must fit together precisely to support a body in motion, said UCLA neurosurgeon Dr. Duncan McBride.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
Duncan arrived at Dulles International Airport in Washington from Liberia (via Belgium) on Sept. 20.
It was found out later that Duncan helped carry 19-year-old Marthalene Williams into a taxi to go to the hospital.
The nurse documented that Duncan had a temperature of 100.1 degrees.
But Duncan went through screening Sept. 19 in Monrovia, Liberia, where he presented a temperature of 97.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
Holinshed makes Duncan have "too much of clemencie," and Macbeth "too much of crueltie."The Man Shakespeare
You know him, Duncan, or you would not trust yourself so freely to his keeping?
He crawled along the rock and shook Duncan from his heavy slumbers.
Cora folded Alice to her bosom in agony, and Duncan sprang to his feet.
Duncan witnessed all their movements with renewed uneasiness.
- Isadora (ˌɪzəˈdɔːrə). 1878–1927, US dancer and choreographer, who influenced modern ballet by introducing greater freedom of movement
- died 1040, king of Scotland (1034–40); killed by Macbeth
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Word Origin and History for duncan
from Gaelic donn "brown, dark" (see dun (adj.)) + ceann "head."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper