Loke

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Loke lōk A private path or road; also, the wicket or hatch of a door.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loke A wicket; hatch.
    • n loke A close narrow lane; a cul-de-sac.
    • n loke A private road or path.
    • n loke Middle English forms of the past participle of lock.
    • n loke An obsolete or dialectal form of lock.
    • loke A Middle English form of look.
    • n loke Play; sport: same as lake, 1.
    • n loke A gift; an offering.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Lock a fastening

Usage

In literature:

In 1730 there was born of poor fisher parents at Jelst a child named Wybrand Lokes.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
In the afternoon we came to another stream, nyuana Loke (or child of Loke), with a bridge over it.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
Thialfi was with him, and Loke.
"Heroes and Hero Worship" by Thomas Carlyle
So much and even greater trouble may be loked for from the wild boar before capture; I speak of the male animal.
"The Sportsman" by Xenophon
Here comes the supper, and I am as hungry as Loke.
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
To seek with his lips what his heart long had soke; So he managed to let the truth leak, and it loke.
"Punchinello, Vol. 2, No. 27, October 1, 1870" by Various
LOKE (he looks contemptuously after BALDER, then raises himself to his full height, discards at once his assumed figure, and appears as LOKE).
"The Death of Balder" by Johannes Ewald
Loke thy mylne go a rygt, with the fours sayles, and the post stande in steadfastnesse.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Loke yat prak/ri/sh/t/a/m/ j/n/anam tatosnatirekam aha praj/n/eti.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
He was to loke on, as I you telle As yt had been a fiende of helle.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
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In poetry:

"Loke that ze kepe wel our tristil tre
Vnder the levys smale,
And spare non of this venyson
That gose in thys vale."
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Than worde came to oure kynge,
How Robyn Hode was gone,
And how the scheref of Notyngham
Durst neuer loke hyme vpone.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Then by my councell.
Loke that ye spell.
Well thys gospell.
For wher-so we dwell.
Deth wyll vs quell.
And with vs mell.
"Vppon a Deedmans Hed" by John Skelton
"Ye, be mey trowthe, Leytyll John,
Loke thow take no car;
Y haffe browt the screffe of Notynggam,
For all howr chaffar."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
The gods of Asaheim, incensed with Loke,
A whirlwind yoked with thunder-footed steeds,
And, carried thus, boomed o'er the booming seas,
Far as the teeming wastes of Jotunheim,
To punish Loke for all his wily crimes.
"The Punishment Of Loke" by Madison Julius Cawein
Huge Skade, of Winter daughter, giantess,
One twisting serpent hung above Loke's head,
So that the blistering slaver might splash down
Upon his chalky face, and torture him,--
For so the Asas willed for his vast crimes.
"The Punishment Of Loke" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Franklin County is undefeated, averaging 58 points per game, and loking forward to Friday's rematch with Connor in the second round of the playoffs.
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