loo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n loo a toilet in Britain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Loo An old game played with five, or three, cards dealt to each player from a full pack. When five cards are used the highest card is the knave of clubs or (if so agreed upon) the knave of trumps; -- formerly called lanterloo.
    • v. t Loo To beat in the game of loo by winning every trick.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loo A dialectal (Scotch) form of love.
    • n loo A game of cards. It is played by any number of persons up to seventeen with a full pack, the cards ranking as in whist. Each player deposits a certain number of chips (generally three), called a loo, in the pool, and after looking at his hand of three cards can either withdraw or declare—that is, play the hand through. The players who win the tricks divide the pool according to the number of tricks taken by each; any player declaring and failing to take a trick is looed, and must deposit three chips in the pool. Often called division loo.
    • n loo The deposit, generally of three chips, which the players make in the pool in the game of loo.
    • loo To beat in the game of loo, as a player that has declared.
    • loo Same as halloo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Loo lōō a game at cards
    • v.t Loo to beat in the game of loo:—pr.p. lōō′ing; pa.p. lōōed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For older lanterloo, F. lanturelu, lanturlu, name of the game; orig., the refrain of a vaudeville

Usage

In literature:

I've been a wage slave, Bill-Loo.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Such, at least, is the modern explanation of the manner in which Loo Bar has been heaped up.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
It seems to have resembled the game of loo.
"Notes and Queries, Number 194, July 16, 1853" by Various
Don't you know who he is, Loo?
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
He calls it flea-loo.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
The duchess and Lady Helen were listening to this dialogue, and watching the rising wrath of their father and the cool, calm bearing of Loo.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
The British held a circle of German trenches on a little ridge of ground north of Loos.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
A German attack was made in force on December 3, 1916, after a heavy bombardment of the British trenches south of Loos.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
For terribly lonely and dull sometimes was poor little Loo-lee Loo.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Loo Pool, Lizard, 453, 456.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
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In poetry:

They were juist the same as at Loos
Whaur we happit Andra and Dave. -
There was naething in life but death,
And a' the warld was a grave.
""On Leave"" by John Buchan
Whan ardent youth, wi' boiling blood,
Ilk trace o' glowing passion loo'd, How aft aside thy silver flood, Unseen, alane,
The bardin, rapt in pensive mood,
Has pour'd the strain!
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill
'It was nae my wee thing, it was nae my ain thing,
It was nae my true love ye met by the tree:
Proud is her leel heart! modest her nature!
She never loo'd ony, till ance she loo'd me.'
"The Wee Thing : Or, Mary Of Castle-Cary. A Ballad" by Hector MacNeill
I fain wad hae Jamie --- but then he loos Jean;
And I'd e'en tak lean Patie, tho' just skin and bane;
But my faither and mither tauld baith him and Dan
That I'm three years owre young yet to hae a gudeman!
"To Get A Man" by Hector MacNeill
He loos'd it with a closing puff;
His face looked sorrowful enough;
For can a human face look gay,
His lands just wing'd to fly away?
Lands which had been his dear delight
Two different ways were taking flight.
"The Tobacconist" by William Hutton
Shut close within His hand so small
The sick heart's medicine; not a sword.
Come in, come in, sad people all,
Here is your ancient peace restored!
"Lullalay-loo," sings Mary mild,
Kissing her God, her Lamb, her Child.
"A Birth-Night Song" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

True looky- loos : In search of America's best restroom.
John McGivern talks to Zach & Natasha Loos from Cedarburg Toy Co. Back to Videos.
Looky- loos and show ponies: A day in the life at the BNP Paribas Open.
Rusty Costanza / The Times-Picayune Chef Erick Loos IV.
Crime & Public Safety For The Crime Scene Lookey- Loos Who Don't Want To Leave Their Homes {UPDATED.
Nicole Ming-Ming Loo, MD, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minneapolis.
Loo, Keany to join Dalton on council.
Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big dreams, and small specs, till the morning light.
Lately, his company has risen to the top of the portable-toilet market by offering luxurious leased loos.
Portland Loo, a public toilet that skips to the head of its class.
Lookie loos are walking, driving past Roseville home that authorities say may hold key to Hoffa's disappearance.
Loos, 87, of Sterling, passed away Dec 9, 2012, in Sterling.
These aren't your typical loos.
Or bottom, depending on how you loo.
Nancy Loo, AKA "Big Tiny".
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In science:

Loos proved that each symmetric space (M , S ) admits a unique affine connection ∇ which is invariant with respect to all symmetries sx .
Parabolic Symmetric Spaces
Loos more compatible with our basic definitions, see 2.1.
Parabolic Symmetric Spaces
We will see that the conditions from the Loos’ algebraic definition of a symmetric space are crucial here.
Parabolic Symmetric Spaces
The second and last condition we need is exactly the condition sx ◦ sy ◦ sx = ssx (y) from the Loos’ definition.
Parabolic Symmetric Spaces
Loos, Symmetric spaces I: General Theory, Math Lecture Note series, W.A.
Parabolic Symmetric Spaces
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