• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Looning the cry of a loon, like the howl of a wolf, ominous of evil
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. lómr, prob. influenced by loon, as above, from their awkward walk on land.


In literature:

He smiled at the loon floating past us, and spoke to it.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
The Loon, pages 270-274.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
I came up tonight to see the Major about the Loon Lake trouble.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The constable shall lay his grip on that loon so sure as I am a Stewart.
"Bert Lloyd's Boyhood" by J. McDonald Oxley
Let us in, ye crazy loon!
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
You are not crazy as a loon.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
There had hardly been, perhaps, in a million years a handsomer loon afloat on any sea.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
Poor loons, what should they say if we made as great blunders touching them?
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
But no loon ever seemed more at home in that element than did the Indian chief.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
It seems as though someone could write it, even if we aren't all Van Loons and H. G. Wellses.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various

In poetry:

Uit zijn overvloed te geven,
Foei, wie daar nog loon voor hoopt!
't Is het reinst genot van 't leven,
Dat men voor wat zilver koopt.
"Het Penningsken Der Weduwe" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
Sing hey! For the bath at close of day
that washes the weary mud away
A loon is he that will not sing
O! Water Hot is a noble thing!
"Bath-Song" by J R R Tolkien
O have you heard my fairy steed,
Whose cry is like a wandering loon?
He mourns some cloudy star-strewn mead
On mountains of the moon.
"“She Wandered After Strange Gods…”" by Laura Benet
"Comfort weel your seven sons;
For comforted will I never be:
I ween 'twas neither knave nor loon
Was in the bower last night wi' me."
"Clerk Saunders" by Andrew Lang
Then Hen-wife's son once heard the grouse
Talk to his soft-voiced mate;
And what he heard the health-poult say
The loon would not relate.
"Reminiscence" by Padraic Colum
"An' quhat for that, Archie Gordon, I pray?
Quhat ill hae I dune to thee?"
"Twa-faced loon, ye sail rue this day
The answer I'm gauin to gie!
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald

In news:

Los Angeles Dodgers name O'Koyea Dickson, Craig Stem Dodger Pride Award winners for Great Lakes Loons.
View full size The Saginaw News O'Koyea Dickson was named the Great Lakes Loons Dodger Pride Award winner for August.
Loons avenge blowout, beat Fort Wayne .
Duke von Schamann made his Loons debut.
Loons starter Duke von Schamann made his first appearance for Great Lakes, pitching four shutout innings.
Does geology affect mercury's impact on loons.
Some of the variability observed between studies of mercury impact on loons may be due to a complication in Adirondack geology .
Ewoud de Groot, Twilight Loon , oil, 43 x 47.
Fall completion expected for path along Loon Lake.
Syracuse dentist Greg Craybas, who does wildlife photography in his spare time, snapped this photo of a juvenile loon while kayaking on Moss Lake near Eagle Bay in the Adirondacks recently.
South Bend Silver Hawks 9, Great Lakes Loons 0.
MIDLAND, MI — Great Lakes Loons starting pitcher Raydel Sanchez threw seven innings of no-hit ball but was replaced by reliever Michael Thomas in the eighth inning Monday against West Michigan at Dow Diamond.
MIDLAND, MI — The Great Lakes Loons put tickets on sale , Wednesday, Dec 12, for their 2013 Opening Day game at Dow Diamond.
If you remember, several years ago the LOON had a billboard up in town that the religious right didn't approve of.
Rock with the Loon in the darkness.

In science:

The dependence of the mass loss on metallicity is not understood (Zijlstra 2004; van Loon 2000; van Loon et al. 2005), and PNe in systems with well-determined stellar populations are crucial for studying this important problem.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
However, 3-µm C2H2 is a mixture of photospheric origin and circumstellar origin (van Loon et al. 2006), and the influence of the temperature of the central star is not negligible.
Spitzer observations of acetylene bands in carbon-rich AGB stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Loon et al. (2006) have estimated the massloss rate of 14 stars out of 26 in our sample by modelling the spectral energy distribution (SED).
Spitzer observations of acetylene bands in carbon-rich AGB stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Thus the two independent mass-loss rates, from our C2H2 and from the SED, are consistent. van Loon et al. (2006) use a gas-to-dust ratio of 500, based on the lower metallicity.
Spitzer observations of acetylene bands in carbon-rich AGB stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud
These consistent mass-loss rates estimated from the C2H2 band and the SED may be supportive of such a high gas-to-dust ratio at low metallicity (van Loon et al. 2000).
Spitzer observations of acetylene bands in carbon-rich AGB stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud