DON

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AcronymDefinition
DONDepartment Of the Navy
DONDonald
DONDead of Night (gaming clans)
DONDouble or Nothing
DONDirector Of Nursing
DONDepartment of Navy
DONDonnerstag (German: Thursday)
DONDetermination of Need (various locations)
DONDepartment of Neighborhoods (various locations)
DONDeoxynivalenol
DONDigital Overlay Network
DONDigital Optical Network
DONDeclaration of Neutrality (Cyber Nations)
DONDescription of Need
DONDelivery Order Number
DONDysbaric Osteonecrosis (biology)
DONDocument Order Number
DONDonation
DONDragons of Norrath (online role-playing game)
DONDe Origin Noble (of Noble Origin; title of address)
DONDelo Osobennogo Nablyudeniya (Russian: special surveillance file; KGB slang)
DONDissolved Organic Nitrogen
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Ever she avoided the throng of the blessed gods and lived in a shadowy cave, and there the Son of Cronos used to lie with the rich- tressed nymph at dead of night, while white-armed Hera lay bound in sweet sleep: and neither deathless god nor mortal man knew it.
I greatly fear that no one will do you this service, and spy upon the enemy alone in the dead of night.
But there's no sense in going for it in the dead of night," I objected.
I have heard upwards of ten score of windlasses spring like one into clanking life in the dead of night, filling the Downs with a panic-struck sound of anchors being torn hurriedly out of the ground at the first breath of his approach.
The heads were gone (knocked off by the French during their occupation of Venice,) but these were the throats, down which went the anonymous accusation, thrust in secretly at dead of night by an enemy, that doomed many an innocent man to walk the Bridge of Sighs and descend into the dungeon which none entered and hoped to see the sun again.
He drew up a placard, offering Twenty Pounds reward for the apprehension of Stephen Blackpool, suspected of complicity in the robbery of Coketown Bank on such a night; he described the said Stephen Blackpool by dress, complexion, estimated height, and manner, as minutely as he could; he recited how he had left the town, and in what direction he had been last seen going; he had the whole printed in great black letters on a staring broadsheet; and he caused the walls to be posted with it in the dead of night, so that it should strike upon the sight of the whole population at one blow.
Sometimes it was Monty crying to him from the bush, sometimes the yelling of those savages at Bekwando seemed to fill the air, sometimes Ernestine was there, listening to his passionate pleading with cold, set face, In the dead of night he saw her and the still silence was broken by his hoarse, passionate cries, which they strove in vain to check.
To this day she declares that I told her one moving anecdote as to how a musket looked into my tent at the dead of night, and how I fired a double-barrelled tiger cub at it.
In another breath I should have cried aloud: for the girl with the candle, the girl in her ball-dress, at dead of night, the girl with the letter for the post, was the last girl on God's wide earth whom I should have chosen thus to encounter - a midnight intruder in the very house where I had been reluctantly received on her account!
The fire broke out at dead of night, and before the engines arrived from Millcote, the building was one mass of flame.
Her first conscious action, when she was in some degree mistress of herself again, was to lean over the bed, and to look closer at the woman who had so incomprehensibly stolen into her room in the dead of night.
I had less confidence, but he was the mysterious man whom you ran for in the dead of night (you flung sand at his window to waken him, and if it was only toothache he extracted the tooth through the open window, but when it was something sterner he was with you in the dark square at once, like a man who slept in his topcoat), so I did as he bade me, and not only did she laugh then but again when I put the laugh down, so that though it was really one laugh with a tear in the middle I counted it as two.