doun


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doun

(duːn)
prep, adv, adj
a variant spelling of doon
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Got so touchy that he assaults anyone who asks questions, and heaves reporters doun the stairs.
Let's get doun to what it is that's troubling him."
(101) Na-ri Sin and Gwan-seok Jang, '"Choi Soon-sii Doun Eunhaeng Ganbu Seungjin' Oeapyeobu Josa" (Whether Someone Pressured the Promotion of (Hana) Bank Executive Member Will Be Investigated], The Dong-A Ilbo, 3 February 2017.
An' leeze me lang on the core o' my heart, Whase fondness may I never tine; But it's low low doun I' yon eerie yird Lie the three wee flowers o' mine.
There must have been a loophole or two, as there are also records of cushions made of "Cuthbert doun" - downy feathers from St Cuthbert's eider ducks on Farne.
wallopan horsehair, kelteran doun frae the tap o the bassanat,
First, Chaucer's description of the sleepers who "heng her chyn upon her brest" (171) reminds us of how the queen "heng doun the hed" (122) as she fell asleep.
Doun of the ladder stalketh Nicholay, And Alisoun ful softe adoun she spedde; Withouten words mo they goon to bedde, Ther as the carperter is wont lye.
(51) Sarah Peverley alerted me to three other artifacts: a late-fourteenth fifteenth century goblet inscribed with the phrase, (52) a wooden fifteenth-century comb with on one side prenes en gre and on the other ce petit doun, (53) and a posy ring with the phrase engraved inside.
Since Hoccleve's speaker admits to now following the rules God and human law enforce (377-84), if he is ever tempted, "[w]ith manly resoun thriste thow it doun." (360).
Thai sett hem doun al thre Under a fair ympe-tre, And wel sone this fair quene Fel on slepe opon the grene.