The body here is a yellow or gold. The mane and tail can be nearly any color, including the body color, red, brown, white, mixed, but most commonly are black or dark.

To be officially considered a dun, the horse MUST have a dorsal stripe--usually dark or black. There is also sometimes a matching stripe down the back. Duns have either zebra-like stripes, or a solid dark shading on their lower legs. Dun is a highly common color in wild horse breeds.

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Dun (?), n. [See Dune.]

A mound or small hill.


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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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Dun (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Dunned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dunning (?).] [AS. dyne noise, dynian to make a noise, or fr. Icel. dynr, duna, noise, thunder, duna to thunder; the same word as E. din. . See Din.]

To ask or beset, as a debtor, for payment; to urge importunately.

Hath she sent so soon to dun? Swift.


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Dun, n.


One who duns; a dunner.

To be pulled by the sleeve by some rascally dun. Arbuthnot.


An urgent request or demand of payment; as, he sent his debtor a dun.


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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.

Summer's dun cloud comes thundering up. Pierpont.

Chill and dun Falls on the moor the brief November day. Keble.

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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