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Dunʹderhead

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A blockhead, or, rather, a muddle-headed person. Dunder is the lees or dregs of wine, etc., more correctly, the overflow of fermented liquors (yeast). (Spanish, redundar, to overflow or froth over.)

“The use of Dunder in the making of rum answers the purpose of yeast in the fermentation of flour.”—Edwards: West Indies.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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