We lugged the beach stuff onto the beach, avoiding anything that resembled a dune.
The master ignored his slaves, sitting heavily on the dune until he regained his breath after the stalk.
It wad ill become me, efter a' he's dune for us, to steek the door in's face.
She hastily pulled her signal banner from the pole, wadded it under her arm, and hurried down the dune to the hut.
It was not the first time that he and she had been upon the dune together.
The dark shape of a sandcar drew up over a dune and hummed to a stop.
Each footstep an effort, he followed his own track up the dune.
It's time I went on and got the dune tonic for my foolish nerves.
Very ceevil I was, but when I had dune he just laughed and the rest they laughed after him.
Then, as we rounded the base of the dune, we almost walked into the door of a house.
1790, from French, Middle Dutch or Middle Low German dune, all perhaps from Gaulish *dunom (thus related to down (n.2)). The French dune "sand hill" (13c.) is held by Diez to be an Old French borrowing from Dutch duin or some other Germanic source. Italian and Spanish duna are from French. Dune buggy attested by 1965.
A hill or ridge of wind-blown sand. Dunes are capable of moving by the motion of their individual grains but usually keep the same shape. See more at barchan dune, draa, longitudinal dune, seif dune, transverse dune.