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''a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow; (nowrap) mirror''
- A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
(RQ:Shakespeare Merchant of Venice)
(RQ:Thackeray Vanity Fair)
(quote-book)|title=(w)| chapter=15| url=http://openlibrary.org/works/OL2004261W| passage=She paused and took a defiant breath. ‘If you don't believe me, I can't help it. But I'm not a liar.’ ¶ ‘No,’ said Luke, grinning at her. ‘You're not dull enough! … What about the kid's clothes? I don't suppose they were anything to write home about, but didn't you keep anything? A bootee or a bit of embroidery or anything at all?’
- This people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing.
1590, (w), ''Faerie Queene''
- O, help my weak wit and sharpen my dull tongue.
(quote-book)| chapter=7| title=The Mirror and the Lamp| passage=(..) St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
- Think me not / So dull a devil to forget the loss / Of such a matchless wife.
''c. 1857, (w), ''Table-Talk''
- As turning the logs will make a dull fire burn, so changes of study a dull brain.
''Pressing on the bruise produces a dull pain.''
To render dull; to remove or blunt an edge or something that was sharp.
''Years of misuse have dulled the tools.''
- This (..) dulled their swords.
''He drinks to dull the pain.''
1850, (w), ''Notes on the Miracles of Our Lord''
- Use and custom have so dulled our eyes.
To lose a sharp edge; to become dull.
''A razor will dull with use.''
To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.