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(Placename) a hill in central Scotland, in the Sidlaw Hills: the ruined fort at its summit is regarded as Macbeth's castle. Height: 308 m (1012 ft)
Usage: The pronunciation (ˈdʌnsɪˌneɪn) is used in Shakespeare's Macbeth for the purposes of rhyme
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(ˈdʌn səˌneɪn, ˌdʌn səˈneɪn)

a hill NE of Perth, in central Scotland. 1012 ft. (308 m).
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"Birnam Wood has come to Dunsinane, Rosy," said Dr.
A hint of the prophetic runs through all the favourite Scottish stereotypes, from Shakespeare's Weird Sisters foreseeing the coming of Birnam Wood to Dunsinane, to Billy Connolly's gallus wisdom, through the fatalism of the Reverend IM Jolly, to the unshakeable conviction of any Scottish football fan propping up the bar.
"So in Tryst's modern-day version, Craig has had a couple of drinks too many and while vacuuming Macbeth's Dunsinane Castle in preparation for the arrival of King Duncan, he tells us a rambling story about a night with Lena Martell!
There are soldiers in historical drama: they appear in Donald Campbell's The Jesuit (1976) for example, as the voice of the common man, or as guerrillas and counter-guerrillas in David Greig's Dunsinane (2010).
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Bring me no more reports, let them fly all; Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot taint with fear.
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And while the increasingly tyrannical ruler is bolstered by further phrases from the oracular troika of so-called weird sisters--this time in the form of apparitions boasting that while Macduff is to be feared, 'none of woman born / Shall harm Macbeth' and 'Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until / Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill / Shall come against him' (2)--a sense of impending doom, of evil deeds leading to an unfortunate end, cannot be shaken.
The used car sales showroom will create 100 jobs - as well as further employment during the building work that will help to transform the Dunsinane Industrial Estate on the Kingsway, Dundee.
Afterwards, an ashen-faced Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, his sunken eyes like those of Macbeth when the woods came to Dunsinane, railed against fortune, just like the doomed Scotish king.