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dudgeon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dudgeon a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dudgeon A dudgeon-hafted dagger; a dagger.
    • a Dudgeon Homely; rude; coarse. "By my troth, though I am plain and dudgeon,
      I would not be an ass."
    • n Dudgeon Resentment; ill will; anger; displeasure. "I drink it to thee in dudgeon and hostility.""Sir T . Scott ."
    • Dudgeon The haft of a dagger.
    • Dudgeon The root of the box tree, of which hafts for daggers were made.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dudgeon A stave of a barrel or cask.
    • n dudgeon Wood for staves: same as dudgeon-tree.
    • n dudgeon Some kind of wood having a mottled grain; or the wooden hilt of a dagger, ornamented with graven lines.
    • n dudgeon The hilt of a dagger. See dudgeon-haft.
    • n dudgeon A dagger. See dudgeon-dagger.
    • dudgeon Ornamented with graven lines; full of wavy lines; curiously veined or mottled.
    • n dudgeon A feeling of offense; resentmont; sullen anger; ill will; discord.
    • dudgeon Rude; unpolished.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dudgeon duj′un resentment: grudge.
    • n Dudgeon duj′un the haft of a dagger: a small dagger.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
W. dygen, anger, grudge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See above.

Usage

In literature:

Whereupon Corder departed in high dudgeon.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
R. Dudgeon, 24 Columbia St., New York.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
A sharp reprimand was all they got for their trouble, and in high dudgeon they relapsed again into a savage silence.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
There is nothing to do but to retire to our home in High Dudgeon.
"The Old Tobacco Shop" by William Bowen
There was a long ride before him if he were to reach Dudgeon's homestead at Taloona by sunset.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
Everywhere two sets of officers claimed authority, civil dudgeon grew very high, and pistols were freely used.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
His wrath subsided, for in less dudgeon he addressed her.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
This went on till the red-breast flew away in high dudgeon.
"A Bird-Lover in the West" by Olive Thorne Miller
Courage and Jane, for not content with leaving the house in dudgeon they had insulted the young lydy before they went.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
The best Scotch oatmeal is to be bought at Dudgeon's, in the Strand.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
The screaming birds promptly protested, and flew once more from their nesting quarters in panicky dudgeon.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
In high dudgeon he left at once for Paris.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
Horace, however, had gone off earlier than usual in his dudgeon.
"" by E.W. Hornung
It seemed a liberty for a mountebank to fall ill like real people, and they made off again in dudgeon.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The young man left, in something of a high dudgeon.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
Everybody is gone out of town, the Tories in high dudgeon.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
I am Thomas Dudgeon, at your service, clerk to Mr. Daniel Romaine, solicitor of London; High Holborn is our address, sir.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
An hour later, Lady Georgina burst in upon me in high dudgeon.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
The sparrows left in high dudgeon, and were not back again in some days, and were then very shy.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
Had it not been for Hugo's sake, he would have quitted the spot in dudgeon.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
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In poetry:

So the Gosherd, foredeeming his search in vain,
Resolved no farther to wander;
But to Croyland he turned him, in dudgeon, again
Sore fretting at heart for the gander.
"The Gosherd Of Croyland" by Thomas Cooper
"We warn from disaster the mercantile master
Who takes in high Dudgeon our life-saving role,
For every one's grousing at Docking and Dowsing
The marks and the lights on the North Sea Patrol."
"The North Sea Patrol" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

An interview with producer/engineer Gus Dudgeon about how he recorded David Bowieà ¢Â€Â™s “Five Years,â€Â.
Wingra School has been operating its private elementary school inside the Dudgeon School building for 33 years.
UK's Dudgeon Wind Farm Project Taken Over.
Statoil and Statkraft buy out all shares in UK energy company Warwick Energy subsidiary Dudgeon Offshore Wind (DOW).
Statoil and Statkraft Acquire Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm.
Statoil and Statkraft have acquired the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project through the acquisition of all shares in Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited (DOW), a subsidiary of the UK energy company Warwick Energy Limited.
Delmar and Ann Dudgeon celebrate 85th birthdays.
Shep in high dudgeon and with Frank LoBiondo.
' High Noon, ' High Dudgeon.
Talk about Carrying Coals to Newcastle, A proposal to bring a medical marijuana site to Camden has public officials in a high dudgeon.
Jeff Dudgeon is currently a member of the UUP.
Miles Dudgeon has been named Rosco's product manager for Horizon, IPS dimming and control products, and Everest 3-D software.
In high dudgeon, the House votes to impeach the president.
Watch for the 'Blame Game' – everyone's favorite – to soar into high dudgeon in the coming off-season.
A longtime hobby of Dudgeon's has been magic.
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In science:

Dudgeon, Array Signal processing: Concepts and Techniques.
Asymptotic Behaviour of Random Vandermonde Matrices with Entries on the Unit Circle
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