Lauwine

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lauwine law′vin (Byron) an avalanche.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger., from Low L. lavina, prob. L. labi, to fall.

Usage

In poetry:

When lauwine growls, and thunder swells,
Their far-off clamour sounds to me
But as the noise of clanging bells
Above a silent sanctuary.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
His seasoned frame is hard as a rock:
Halloo!
He doth indomitable mock
Lauwine, red lightning, rolling block;
He springeth over icy chasms blue:
Halloo! halloo!
"Alpine Hunter's Song" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel