lough

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lough Irish word for a lake
    • n lough a long narrow (nearly landlocked) cove in Ireland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lough A loch or lake; -- so spelt in Ireland.
    • strong imp Lough of Laugh.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lough A lake: same as loch, especially with reference to lakes in Ireland.
    • n lough A cavity in a rock.
    • n lough An obsolete preterit of laugh.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lough loh the Irish form of loch.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 1st Loch

Usage

In literature:

He came to a place called Strangford Lough and there landed with his band of missionaries.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
A trout thought to be peculiar to Lough Melvin, on the west of Ireland.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
James's forces had abandoned the place, and retired to Carrickfergus, some ten miles from Belfast, on the north coast of the Lough.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
The Lough is a smooth dark sheet of water, so deep in the centre that it cannot be sounded.
"Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children" by Grace Greenwood
Above Lough Neagh it is known as the Upper Bann and below as the Lower Bann.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Lough's statue of George Stephenson, 355.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
A tract of this land lay down on Lough Corrib, and had in former days produced almost nothing but rushes.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
For a while they seemed as if steering for the entrance of the "lough," but afterward they changed their course, and headed toward the west.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
Now, standing on the castle ramparts overlooking Lough Oughter, Yellow Brian stared moodily out at the lake.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
Henry Lecky was a young fisherman on Lough Neagh.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
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In poetry:

Who likes to lie and linger
Until the rising moon
Shows all her midnight glories
High o'er the Lough of Cloon;
"A Rover" by Clinton Scollard
Scathelock stood full still and lough,
And said, "By God allmight,
John may give him the better meas-ure,
For it cost him but light."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
The brook ran yellow from the factory stinking of chlorine,
The yarn-milled called its funeral cry at noon;
Our lights looked over the Lough to the lights of Bangor
Under the peacock aura of a drowning moon.
"Carrickfergus" by Louis MacNeice
The waters of the wide lough are racing cheerily:
The white waves leap and lighten for the joy of open sea:
The clouds pass over lightly, and the sun glints on it brightly,
And the strong ships spread their wings out and sail for open sea.
"The Calling Of The Birds" by Cicely Fox Smith
O a song for Joyce's Country, and the lonely loughs that lie,
Wrapt in the cloak of silence, under the great gray sky;
For the glens that have held in keeping for more than a thousand springs
The ancient Druid wonders and the secrets of the kings!
"A Song For Joyce’s Country" by Clinton Scollard

In news:

Doris Ruth Lough , 91, of Route 3, Buckhannon, died Monday, Oct 29, 2012, at the home of her daughter under the care of People's Hospice.
DANVILLE — Our Angel, Randi Lough Swearingen, came into this world on Sept 18, 2012.
Department of Environment artist's impression showing how a new £400 million natural gas storage site will look once is built deep beneath Larne Lough , north-east of Belfast.
Green's David Lough making most of time in Majors.
Kansas City Royals' David Lough bats during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Friday, Sept 14, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo.
Green High's David Lough gets quick major-league lesson with Royals.
John Emmett Lough , 73, of San Francisco, formerly of Iron Mountain, passed away on Friday, Sept 7, 2012, in San Francisco.
John was born Sept 24, 1939, in Kingsford, the son of Emmett and Lorraine (Marcou) Lough .
Royals' David Lough gets a look in center field, hurts hamstring.
David Lough finally gets call to majors.
The Royals have replaced outfielder David Lough in their Arizona Fall League contingent, with the Surprise Rafters, with outfielder Jarrod Dyson.
Lough left the AFL with a back injury, ending what had been a breakout season.
Boys of the Lough Performing a concert of traditional Celtic music from Ireland and Scotland.
A £50m wind turbine factory on the shores of Belfast Lough will be completed by the end of the year.
I'm not sure if poet Eric David Lough from Lahaina is married.
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