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Where ‘Dun’ (originally a dun horse) is a quasi‐proper name for any horse, an old Christmas game (also called ‘drawing Dun out of the mire’), in which the horse in the mire is represented by a heavy log, and the players compete to lift and carry it off. If thou art Dun, we'll draw thee from  themire.(Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, i. iv. 41)

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