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Dunstable

(ˈdʌnstəbəl)
n
(Placename) an industrial town in SE central England, in Bedfordshire. Pop: 50 775 (2001)

Dunstable

(ˈdʌnstəbəl)
n
(Biography) John. died 1453, English composer, esp of motets and mass settings, noted for his innovations in harmony and rhythm
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From Coventry he arrived at Daventry, from Daventry at Stratford, and from Stratford at Dunstable, whither he came the next day a little after noon, and within a few hours after Sophia had left it; and though he was obliged to stay here longer than he wished, while a smith, with great deliberation, shoed the post-horse he was to ride, he doubted not but to overtake his Sophia before she should set out from St Albans; at which place he concluded, and very reasonably, that his lordship would stop and dine.
He came with me as far as Dunstable, within thirty miles of London, and then he told me fate and his own misfortunes obliged him to leave me, and that it was not convenient for him to go to London, for reasons which it was of no value to me to know, and I saw him preparing to go.
"You would have been disposed of for so many shillings according to the market price of the article, and Dunstable the butcher would have come up to you as you lay in your straw, and he would have whipped you under his left arm, and with his right he would have tucked up his frock to get a penknife from out of his waistcoat-pocket, and he would have shed your blood and had your life.
The occasion was this: the kingdom is much pestered with flies in summer; and these odious insects, each of them as big as a Dunstable lark, hardly gave me any rest while I sat at dinner, with their continual humming and buzzing about mine ears.
'Here's a Clerk at Durham for you, John, and an old seafaring gentleman at Dunstable for you, Mr Rugg.
MERTHYR TOWN are back in Evo-Stik League South Premier action this evening with strugglers Dunstable Town the visitors to Penydarren Park (7.45pm).
SOUTHERN LEAGUE Dunstable Town ..........................................................2 Stratford Town ................................3 TWO goals from striker Mike Taylor helped Stratford secure the win at lowly Dunstable.
A skydiver was rescued four hours after being stuck high on a tree while landing Sunday in Dunstable, Massachusetts.
It wasn't as though Merthyr hadn't deserved all three points, having ripped apart previously unbeaten Dunstable in the opening 25 minutes.
MERTHYR TOWN.................4 DUNSTABLE.........................3 A PULSATING 90 minutes concluded with Merthyr snatching victory in stoppage time, Scott Barrow's free kick from the edge of the box deflecting past visiting goalkeeper Jamie Head.
Dunstable Town ?????????????????????????????0 Leamington ?????????????????????????????????????2 LEAMINGTON picked up their first win in three games - and duly soared to second in the Southern League Premier Division, But they had to work hard for their victory, hanging on at times against a lively Dunstable side before making sure of the points with an injury-time goal.