A glade or valley in the wood was called a Dean, Dene, Denne, cognate with den.
Captain Dene pulled at his moustache as though puzzled how to act.
It was many a long day before she again suggested a visit to Dene.
"Those are the Dene fields," said Alicia, following her glance.
His people lived there for generations—the Lumsdens of Dene Compton.
She remembered her promise ...