from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Simplified spellings of dread, dreadful.
  • Middle English forms of dread.


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  • He'll be arriving via more salubrious transport for tonight's south-coast trip, when the original funki dred will be joined by Spin Doctor for a session of cool hip-hop and soul choices.

    Clubs picks of the week 2011

  • “She is pretty and has dred-locks. you can see and hear her on UTUBE and go to Crystal Bowersox music.”

    Tabloids “Digging For Dirt” On Crystal Bowersox 2010

  • For a split second, I misread “The dred sic lock for sale is brown with maybe a tinge of blond.”

    Regretsy – Let’s just cut to the chase 2010

  • “The dred sic lock for sale is brown with maybe a tinge of BLOOD.”

    Regretsy – Let’s just cut to the chase 2010

  • On the third night, Marlene refused to play, but Sweetie said -- it was news to me -- that she loved playing Scrabble, and so with Peewee and Keola we resumed, passing the sock, selecting letters, making words that were not words -- "jin," "hink," "dred," "carni."

    Beard 2010

  • But lately he had had distressing symptoms -- a sensation in his breast he could only describe as a him dred horses 'hooves galloping, occasional dizzy turns, and frequent lassitude.

    Dearly Beloved 2010

  • Three hun dred horses that had already competed in the Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton were sent home early.

    Getting Ready for Earl's Gusts 2010

  • There, a couple hun - dred yards away, apparently sitting on top of the wa - ter, was Gisella, waving a soggy kerchief in his direction, A ragged cheer rose from the bobbing mob and in short order they were paddling toward her.

    Stalling 2010

  • Though I think that I would make a very cool super hero, what with the long dred locks and all how I negotiate my limitations should be up to me and not subject to the desires of those of have become accustomed to having the world tailored to them.

    The Convenience Of “Super Crip” Renee 2009

  • Like any intrepid explorer, I approached each new turn with a mixture of excitement and dred, camera in hand so as to capture every moment.

    theTVaddict Hunts Down the Winchester Brothers on the set of SUPERNATURAL | the TV addict 2007


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