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D—l.
n.  a self-censored spelling of “Devil.”

<By G—, gentlemen, I tell you nothing but the truth; and the D—l broil them eternally that will not believe me.  —Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub.>

D-chr.
n.  the child hero of Agon, former acolyte squire turned warrior and temple defender, in the video game “Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.”


d-rrrrr.
n.  the harsh alarm call of the Yellow-winged Blackbird, as described in New World Blackbirds by Alvaro Jaramillo.


d-z-z-z-z-z-z-z.
n.  the “distinctive buzzing or ticking” of the Fork-Tailed Palm-Swift bird, as described in A Guide to the Birds of Columbia by Steven L. Hilty.


ddd.
n.  the sound of the letter d, as described in the educational video Nurturing the Love of Learning: Montessori for the Early Childhood Years; see also dddd.


dddd.
1.  n.  “a loud hammering sound,” as described in Tongue Tie—From Confusion to Clarity: A Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ankyloglossia  by Carmen Fernando.


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