Laura

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Laura (R. C. Ch) A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tarantulas have retractable claws like cats and the hairs on their abdomen and back legs can stick into an enemy and itch. They also get bald on their thorax when they get old. Thanx Laura
    • n laura In early monachism, an aggregation of separate cells, under the control of a superior, the inmates meeting on the first and the last day of each week for a. common meal in the refectory, and for common worship in the chapel, on other days dwelling apart from one another, every one in his cell, engaged in some light manual occupation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Laura law′ra an early kind of monastic community, its cells separate structures, the inmates living in solitude, meeting only for common services in the chapel—found only in Egypt, Syria, and Palestine.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL., fr. Gr. () lane, defile, also, a kind of monastery
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Most prob. Gr. laura, an alley, lane.

Usage

In literature:

Laura noticed the curious expression on the smaller girl's face.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
The man had a daughter named Laura, and I think this Jasniff had been calling upon her.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
Of Laura herself nothing certain is known, except that her maiden name was Noves and she lived in Avignon.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
Of course Laura is anxious to further his cause.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
Before the last of the invaders had surrendered or been killed, Laura Secord was on the battlefield searching for her husband.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
I'm a marked man, Laura Mallory.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
As a matter of fact, what Laura Waynefleet considered advisable was usually done.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
Emma Cavendish and Laura Lytton led the way, and by Laura's side walked the Rev.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
It's your turn to go to Aunt Laura's next.
"Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic" by Olive Thorne Miller
Laura stood open in the window of every book-shop; Laura lay on every drawing-room table; there was no getting away from her.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
Dunston Porter, Dave's uncle, was driving the car, and he had with him Dave's sister Laura, and Jessie Wadsworth.
"Dave Porter At Bear Camp" by Edward Stratemeyer
Plainly it took all of Laura's persuasions to prevent actual blows between Gilbert and Edwards.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
The response for the National Association was made by Miss Laura Clay of Kentucky, one of its officers.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Laura slapped his head.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
Laura Sands' voice was husky with crying.
"The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan" by Lizette M. Edholm
His sister Laura and her friend Jessie hugged him over and over again in their delight.
"Dave Porter and His Double" by Edward Stratemeyer
But the elder town could not in the nature of things know Laura Nesbit as the children knew her.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Laura was a soph herself; but she saw ways and means to an end more quickly than the others.
"The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Laura Chester possessed what her aunt termed a bad habit.
"Blind Policy" by George Manville Fenn
There, Laura's out, and I'll have a cigar and calm down.
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Cease, Laura, cease, suspect no more
This careless heart has learnt to love,
Because on yonder lonely shore
I still at pensive evening rove;
"To Laura" by Amelia Opie
Then, I'll no more thy charge deny,
No more thy tender fears reprove:
Then, Laura, heave compassion's sigh,
For mine will be the sigh of love.
"To Laura" by Amelia Opie
But, Laura, should my faltering tongue
Refuse to speak in Henry's praise,
My trembling voice deny the song
When Henry claims his favourite lays;
"To Laura" by Amelia Opie
As vain it were, with artful dye,
To change the bloom thy cheeks disclose;
And, oh! may Laura, ere she try,
With fresh vermilion paint the rose.
"Ode to a Young Lady" by William Shenstone
How dear to me the twilight hour!
It breathes, it speaks of pleasures past;
When Laura sought this humble bower,
And o'er it courtly splendours cast.
"Remembrance" by Amelia Opie
Then a fairer, far more beauteous morning,
Laura, on our love shall also shine,
Long as their blest bridal-night enduring:—
So rejoice thee, Laura—Laura mine!
"Fantasie -- To Laura" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

From left Sheri Melcher, Laura Nagle, Jeanne Hillinck, Philip Stevens, Andrew Wolf and Tiffany Upshaw.
Laurae McNally, chairperson of the Surrey school board.
Peter Orwick 303, 771-3500, ext 33 Judy Malone 303 771-3500, ext 35 Laura Gerhard 303 771-3500, ext 30.
As a child, Laura Long defied expectations.
Laura Robson shakes hands with Samantha Stosur after their US Open match in New York.
The significance of their lives as athletes seemed to escape Kristy Aguirre, Felicia Delgado, Laura Rodriguez and Shannon Solis.
A growing number of fifty -somethings are pondering career second acts, or are looking to do something with a purpose, said Laura Otten, director of the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business.
Posted on April 23, 2010 at 3:30 pm by Laura Northrup in Other states, State Employees.
The committee includes from left to right, Matthew Konjoian, Mary Ellington, Paul Zummo, Jeannine Anderson, White, Shelley Padilla and Laura Cornwell.
Like Water for Chocolate, a 1993 film based on the novel by Laura Esquivel, is movie of food and passion.
Pilot Laura Stevenson of Team Pthe Ptechshop Pteronauts stands on their craft to face the crowd after their launch on Saturday Nov 10, 2012.
Pilot Laura Stevenson of the Ptechshop Pteronauts stands on the team's craft after its launch at Flugtag, a human-powered flying contest.
Former first lady Laura Bush addresses the Leadership in the AIDS Response more.
Courtesy of Foley Fish Co. Laura Foley Ramsden and Peter Ramsden are the fourth generation owners of The M.F.
Laura Lane llane@heraldt.com July 16, 2009.
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In science:

Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
Laura Greggio: The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I.
The rates of Type Ia Supernovae. I. Analytical Formulations
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