(1) first stage in the adult mayfly's life cycle; usually of short duration (1 to 24 hours); this is the stage most often imitated by the dry fly; (2) a darkish gray-blue color that is very desirable in some fly tying materials.
Dun is a brownish-gray color, sometimes seen in the hair coats of horses, characterized by a body color ranging from sandy yellow to reddish-brown. Dun horses always have a dark stripe down the middle of their back, which may continue into the tail and mane, and may have darker faces and legs. For a full explanation of the genetics of this color see Dun gene.
(doon): A Gaelic word literally meaning “enclosure” or “shut in.” It was used in mythology when referring to a home or stronghold of a deity or heroic figure. Remnants of these can be found all over the British Isles, and are thought to be occupied by faerie folk.
A generic name for a fort or fortified dwelling place. Thick dry stone walls define a living space containing shelters or timber framed houses. The walls can form an enclosure (such as a broch or a small hillfort), or simply bisect a section of promontory land.
Dun (from the Brythonic Din (modern Welsh Dinas) and Gaelic DÃ¹n, meaning fort) is now used both as a generic term for a fort (mainly used to describe a sub-group of hill forts) and also for a specific variety of atlantic roundhouse. In some areas they seem to have been built on any suitable crag or hillock, particularly south of the Firth of Clyde and the Firth of Forth down across the border into Northumberland.
Dial-Up Networking profile in Bluetooth. With DUN, a Bluetooth device can use the modem of other Bluetooth device for connecting it to the Internet. A notebook, that is linked to a mobile phone via Bluetooth, can use the mobile phone as a GPRS modem to connect it to the Internet. Also see Bluetooth.
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Distribution Unit Number - DUN-14, not a bar-code type but frequently constructed from 12/13 digit retail barcode numbers with a check digit. Includes the product code and a preceding logistical variable digit which can indicate the level of containment of a product (Thanks to Felipe Barousse Boué, piensa.com)