dun fly


dun fly
an artificial fly used in angling

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • dun fly — Angling. a dun colored artificial fly that resembles the larval stage of certain real flies. [1400 50; late ME] * * * dun fly, = dun2 (noun. def. 3). (Cf. ↑dun) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dun fly — /ˈdʌn flaɪ/ (say dun fluy) noun a dun coloured artificial fishing fly attached to the leader to mimic the larval stage of certain flies …   Australian English dictionary

  • dun fly — Angling. a dun colored artificial fly that resembles the larval stage of certain real flies. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • dun-fly — …   Useful english dictionary

  • dun — I. /dʌn / (say dun) verb (t) (dunned, dunning) 1. to make repeated and insistent demands upon, especially for the payment of a debt: *interfering with his ordinary routine and dunning him at intervals for royalties that had already been paid,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dun — dun1 /dun/, v., dunned, dunning, n. v.t. 1. to make repeated and insistent demands upon, esp. for the payment of a debt. n. 2. a person, esp. a creditor, who duns another. 3. a demand for payment, esp. a written one. [1620 30; orig. obscure] dun2 …   Universalium

  • Dun (disambiguation) — Dun may refer to: Dun, a brownish grey colour. Dun, to make a demand for payment Dun, a type of fort Dun gene, producing a brownish gray color in horses and other equidae Dun and Bradstreet A business credit reporting agency Places Dun, Angus, a… …   Wikipedia

  • dun — dun1 [dun] adj. [ME & OE, akin to OS, chestnut brown, ult. (? via Celt) < IE * dhus no < base * dhus, dust colored: see FURY] dull grayish brown n. 1. a dull grayish brown 2. a dun horse 3. an artificial fishing fly of this color 4 …   English World dictionary

  • dun — 1. adj. & n. adj. 1 dull greyish brown. 2 poet. dark, dusky. n. 1 a dun colour. 2 a dun horse. 3 a dark fishing fly. Phrases and idioms: dun bird a pochard. dun diver a female or young male goosander. Etymology: OE dun, dunn 2. n. & v. n. 1 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dun — dun1 adjective of a dull greyish brown colour. noun 1》 a dull greyish brown colour. 2》 a horse with a sandy coat, black mane, tail, and lower legs, and a dark dorsal stripe. 3》 a subadult mayfly with drab, opaque wings, or a fishing fly imitating …   English new terms dictionary


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