How to use Doon in a sentence
Before dawn the English advanced troops crossed the ravine, attacked Doon, and pinned Leslie's left; under cover of this the whole army began its manoeuvre.
The Scots under Leslie followed him, occupied Doon Hill commanding the town, and seized the passes between Dunbar and Berwick which Cromwell had omitted to secure.
The cycle of Guillaume has more unity than the other great cycles of Charlemagne or of Doon de Mayence, the various poems which compose it forming branches of the main story rather than independent epic poems. There exist numerous cyclic MSS.
Not far distant, on a conspicuous position close by the banks of the Doon, stands the Grecian monument to Burns, in the grounds of which is the grotto containing Thom's figures of Tam o' Shanter and Souter Johnnie.
Cromwell, after a war of manoeuvre near Edinburgh, had been compelled by want of supplies to withdraw to Dunbar; Leslie pursued and took up a position on Doon Hill, commanding the English line of retreat on Berwick.Advertisement
The cavalry of his left wing stood fast, west of Doon Hill, as a pivot of manoeuvre, the northern face of Doon (where the ground rises from the burn at an average slope of fifteen degrees and is even steeper near the summit) he left unoccupied.
The centre of infantry stood on the forward slope of the long spur which runs east from Doon, and beyond them, practically on the plain, was the bulk of the Scottish cavalry.
The artillery was posted on the Dunbar side of the burn, directly opposite and north of Doon, the infantry and cavalry crossed where they could, and formed up gradually in a line south of and roughly parallel to the Berwick road, the extreme left of horse and foot, acting as a reserve, crossed at Brocksmouth House on the outer flank.
In the words of an English officer, "The sun appearing upon the sea, I heard Nol say, ` Now let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered,' and following us as we slowly marched I heard him say, `I profess they run.'" Driven into the broken ground, and penned between Doon Hill and the ravine, the Scots were indeed helpless.
The wars of Charlemagne with his vassals are described in Girart de Roussillon, Renaus de Montauban, recounting the deeds of the four sons of Aymon, Huon de Bordeaux, and in the latter part of the Chevalerie Ogier, which belong properly to the cycle connected with Doon of Mayence.Advertisement
Aw was up and doon seekin ' for ma hinney; Aw was thro ' the toon seekin ' for ma bairn.
Granda's teeth's in a wee fite mug, Doon gaes the pease meal glug glug glug.
It was an embarassing moment to Priest Gordon. 'Sit doon, ye gowk.
Then, afore A knows wher A um, ma troosers get yanked doon an A get a jag on ma bum.
I now publicly recant any former criticism of the Bonny Doon establishment.Advertisement
Bonny Doon went over to Italy and cut some deal to buy somebody's crop.
Who actually makes it, Bonny Doon or an anonymous Italian, is not clear.
Based in Santa Cruz, California, Bonny Doon Vineyard is well-known for its Rhone varietals.
For the quality and price, however, Bonny Doon wines tend to be a very good value, making them viable as enjoyable everyday drinkers.
Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm is, if nothing else, a breath of whimsical air in a sometimes stale and stuffy environment in need of a little literary breeze.Advertisement
Just check out any label on a Bonny Doon wine and see that they love to have fun with their wine, but that doesn't limit their zeal and commitment to produce the best they can.
Bonny Doon has long been at the vanguard for Rhône varietals in California.
In fact, Le Pousseur is French for the Pusher, and Bonny Doon has been pushing brilliant and tasty Rhône style wines since Randall began making wine in the late 1980s.
The 2004 vintage from which this Bonny Doon Vineyard wine comes seems to have aged well, making it to 2011 with a drink or hold recommendation.
Whether this Bonny Doon Shiraz has held up is anyone's guess, but at such an affordable price, if you come across a bottle it may be well worth a try.Advertisement
However, some of California's best wine comes out of Randall Grahm's Bonny Doon for mirth and Rhône style wines, Paul Draper's Ridge Winery for Cabernet Sauvignon (think 1976 Paris Tasting), and David Bruce for some excellent Pinot Noir.