An' ha does ta expect an old woman like mi mother to be able to tun?
To every gallon put four pounds of good Lisbon sugar, tun it immediately, lay the bung lightly on, and leave it to ferment itself.
Why do not our standard writers direct us to say tshun for tun, and tshumble for tumble?
And that trick he did thrice, standing on the tun as it came and went.
Then put it to your first Liquor, filling the Furnace, until you have sufficient to fill your tun.
Do you pronounce 'ten' as if it were written 'tun', or 'men' as if written 'mun'?
Take you your instrument, play you the whiles;His lecture will be done, ere you have tun'd.
So much for the disposal of one tun; but what about the five others?
As we required spirits of wine for our experiment, I bought a tun of excellent vin de Gaillac.
The celebrated great tun of Heidelberg is in one of the cellars of the castle.
"large cask," Old English tunne, a general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Old Frisian tunne, Middle Dutch tonne, Old High German tunna, German tonne), also found in Medieval Latin tunna (9c.) and Old French tonne, perhaps from a Celtic source (cf. Middle Irish, Gaelic tunna, Old Irish toun "hide, skin"). Tun-dish (late 14c.) was a funnel made to fit into the bung of a tun.
-- That? said Stephen. -- Is that called a funnel? Is it not a tundish? --
-- What is a tundish? --
--That. The ... the funnel. --
--Is that called a tundish in Ireland? -- asked the dean. -- I never heard the word in my life. --
-- It is called a tundish in Lower Drumcondra -- said Stephen, laughing -- where they speak the best English.--
-- A tundish -- said the dean reflectively. -- That is a most interesting word I must look that word up. Upon my word I must. --
His courtesy of manner rang a little false, and Stephen looked at the English convert with the same eyes as the elder brother in the parable may have turned on the prodigal. [Joyce, "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"]