Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of laugh.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To laugh.
“From there, you get on the Akademik loffe, a research vessel turned tourist taxi, and head across the Drake Passage to King George Island for 10 nights on the world's roughest seas.”
“To the crew of RV Akademik loffe for taking me into Ilulissat icefjord in Greenland, a truly unforgettable experience, and to Parks Canada for opening the LAnse aux Meadows site.”
“Is it possible that you northern people understand loffe?”
“That was boyt corteys and fre; for the loffe of owrier ladey,”
“* Tis but a kingdom thou canft win or loffe. yVnd why mull: murder'd myriads lofe their all J”
“And therewithal! he was brought to that nc - ccflitie with Abimdech, that: he muft needcs redccme his life with cen. che loffe of his vvife, while many yeares long he watidred vncertainc - i ». ly hither and thither, he was compelled by the continuall brawlinges of his feruantes to put away his nephew, whome he loued as his ownefonne.”
“holie loffe," "holy cake," etc. -- appears in churchwardens 'account books as late as the beginning of the seventeenth century.”
“J Thirdly w "the like obedyence unto our dread Soveraigne, Wee anfwere that the eredlinge and buildinge of Stores and the Bringeinge of every man's tobaccoe unto them would bee very chargeable and burthenfome to the whole Colony w '=' 'at prefent wee are very unable to undergoe, befides much hazard & the damadge and loffe in fpoyl - inge greate parte of our Tobaccoes.”
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