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[doon] /dun/
a river in SW Scotland, flowing NW from Ayr County to the Firth of Clyde. About 30 miles (48 km) long. Unabridged
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  • "Put on your kep and come awa' Doon the toon wi' me," she said to Erchie.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • I'm layin Doon no prenciple; I'm sayin only hoo it affecs me.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • He juist clicked his square key in the lock o' the door and stood lookin' Doon at the crawlin' pile o' drovers.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • Our place is but sma', but ye'll no min' sitttin' Doon wi' our ain sels.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • There was no water on the Doon Hill, and provisions for 23,000 men must have been hard to come by in that bleak region.

    Oliver Cromwell Samuel Rawson Gardiner
  • The master of yander craft had Doon that much afower, and he'd do it again.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • We'll awa' Doon the toon and see; whit's the use o' hurryin' hame?

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • But it's jist ruggin' an' rivin' at my hert to think o' them 'at's Doon there.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • The Loch of Doon in Ayrshire, has at different periods furnished similar relics of ancient naval art.

British Dictionary definitions for Doon


preposition, adverb, adjective
a Scot word for down1
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