Definition of Turndun

1. an Australian bullroarer [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turndun

turnboy
turnboys
turnbroach
turnbroaches
turnbuckle
turnbuckles
turnbull's blue
turncloak
turncloaks
turncoat
turncoats
turncock
turncocks
turndown
turndowns
turndun (current term)
turnduns
turneaureite
turned
turned against
turned around
turned away
turned back
turned back the clock
turned down
turned in
turned in one's grave
turned into
turned loose
turned off

Literary usage of Turndun

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1. The Origins of Religion, and Other Essays by Andrew Lang (1908)
"Let us next observe a remarkable peculiarity of the turndun, or Australian 1 Tansanias, in. 15. When the boys were being cruelly scourged, the priestess of ..."

2. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang (1893)
"Let us next observe a remarkable peculiarity of the turndun, or Australian bull-roarer. The bull- roarer in England is a toy. In Australia, according to ..."

3. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang (1884)
"Let us next observe a remarkable peculiarity of the turndun, or Australian bull-roarer. The bull- roarer in England is a toy. In Australia, according to ..."

4. Myth, Ritual and Religion by Andrew Lang (1901)
"As the mystic uses of the turndun in Australia, New Zealand, New Mexico and ... Unfortunately, Lobeck, who published the Greek description of the turndun ..."

5. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"The shape, however, in Greece we must imagine to have been that of a cone or " peg-top," not pointed at both ends like the turndun or " bull-roarer. ..."

6. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"... begets turndun, who first makes the bull-roarers in actual use amongst the Kurnai, and then becomes a porpoise." Further, Mythology is reinforced by ..."

7. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain), Parish Register Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"... begets turndun, who first makes the bull-roarers in actual use amongst the Kurnai, and then becomes a porpoise." Further, Mythology is reinforced by ..."

8. Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang (1886)
"... in your time, resorted to the sorceress with her magical ' bull-roarer ' or turndun.1 Yes, Lucian, we are the same vain creatures of doubt and dread, ..."

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