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 for dun
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dun \Dun\, n.
     1. One who duns; a dunner.
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              To be pulled by the sleeve by some rascally dun.
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     2. An urgent request or demand of payment; as, he sent his
        debtor a dun.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dun \Dun\, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. &
     Gael. donn.]
     Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black;
     of a dull brown color; swarthy.
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           Summer's dun cloud comes thundering up.  -- Pierpont.
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           Chill and dun
           Falls on the moor the brief November day. --Keble.
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     Dun crow (Zool.), the hooded crow; -- so called from its
        color; -- also called hoody, and hoddy.
     Dun diver (Zool.), the goosander or merganser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dun \Dun\ (d[u^]n), n. [See Dune.]
     A mound or small hill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dun \Dun\, v. t.
     To cure, as codfish, in a particular manner, by laying them,
     after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with salt
     grass or some like substance.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dun \Dun\ (d[u^]n), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Dunned (d[u^]nd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Dunning (d[u^]n"n[i^]ng).] [AS. dyne noise,
     dynian to make a noise, or fr. Icel. dynr, duna, noise,
     thunder, duna to thunder; the same word as E. din. [root]74.
     See Din.]
     To ask or beset (e.g., a debtor), for payment; to urge
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           Hath she sent so soon to dun?            --Swift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dune \Dune\ (d[=u]n), n. [The same word as down: cf. D. duin.
     See Down a bank of sand.]
     A low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but
     often carried far inland by the prevailing winds. [Written
     also dun.]
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           Three great rivers, the Rhine, the Meuse, and the
           Scheldt, had deposited their slime for ages among the
           dunes or sand banks heaved up by the ocean around their
           mouths.                                  --Motley.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
     Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
           shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
           prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed,
     Syn: colourful.
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     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
        or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
        flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy,
        jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
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     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
        as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
     Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber,
           brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn,
           reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
           azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor,
           bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue,
           bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful,
           blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
           brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary,
           canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
           chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored,
           earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green,
           dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender,
           lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley,
           multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
           painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
           varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored;
           ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
           orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
           purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine,
           cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
           scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
           rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown,
           snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
           snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel,
           brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color,
           straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine;
           tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion,
           vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish;
           yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae
           bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress
           green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey,
           honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta;
           maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
           sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of a dull greyish brown to brownish grey color; "the dun
             and dreary prairie"
      n 1: horse of a dull brownish grey color
      2: a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color;
         "she wore dun" [syn: dun, greyish brown, grayish brown,
      v 1: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering
           teacher" [syn: torment, rag, bedevil, crucify,
           dun, frustrate]
      2: persistently ask for overdue payment; "The grocer dunned his
         customers every day by telephone"
      3: cure by salting; "dun codfish"
      4: make a dun color

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  116 Moby Thesaurus words for "dun":
     account, annoy, apply pressure, bay, bayard, bedevil, beige,
     beleaguer, beset, besiege, bill, bill collector, bill of account,
     bill of lading, blandish, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet,
     buckskin, bug, buttonhole, cajole, calico pony, caliginous, call,
     call in, check, chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, coax, cocoa,
     cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, collection agent, credit man,
     creditor, creditress, dapple-gray, debtee, demand payment, dim,
     drab, dun-brown, dun-drab, dunner, dusk, dusky, ecru,
     exert pressure, fawn, fawn-colored, fuscous, gloomy, gnaw, gray,
     grege, grizzle, harass, hazel, importune, invoice, itemized bill,
     khaki, lurid, manifest, mortgage-holder, mortgagee, murky, nag,
     nag at, needle, note-holder, nut-brown, obscure, olive-brown,
     olive-drab, paint, painted pony, pester, piebald, pinto, plague,
     ply, press, pressure, push, reckoning, roan, score, seal,
     seal-brown, send a statement, sepia, skewbald, snuff-colored,
     somber, sorrel, statement, tab, tan, taupe, tawny, tease, toast,
     toast-brown, umber, umber-colored, urge, walnut, walnut-brown,
     wheedle, work on, yellowish-brown

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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