Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large tree (Celtis australis), found in the south of Europe. It has a hard wood, and bears a cherrylike fruit. Called also nettle tree.
  • n. The European burbot.
  • intransitive v. To lurk; to lie hid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lurk; lie hidden.
  • n. Lotus.
  • n. A gadoid fish, the burbot. See Lota.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Marmots, glacier fleas (spring-tails, not true fleas), admirable trout, and burbot (the fresh-water cod, called "lote" in French), outrageous wood-gnats, which English people call by a Portuguese name as soon as they are on the Continent, and singing birds (usually one is too late in the season to hear them) were our zoological accompaniment.

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  • Nor are the commentators agreed whether they were cut out of a kind of lote-tree in paradise called al Sedra, or whether they were chrysolites, emeralds, rubies or common stone. 1 But they say that they were each ten or twelve cubits long; for they suppose that not only the ten commandments but the whole law was written thereon: and some add that the letters were cut quite through the tables, so that they might be read on both sides2-which is a fable of the Jews.

    The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

  • a large size in the Lake of Geneva (where I have seen it netted) is the burbot -- called "lote" in French -- a true cod of fresh-water habit which, though common throughout Europe and Northern Asia, is, in our country, only taken in a few rivers opening on the east coast.

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  • If its the proceeding, I think politics could be a lote more interesting.

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  • For god sake bring another writer along and A lote more action.

    I Am Legend Director Francis Lawrence Talks Prequel « FirstShowing.net

  • I've been meaning to make handvo with the lote my mother-in-law sent, and now your post is egging me on!

    Weekend Lunch Series: Spinach-Zucchini Handvoh

  • When I paid $215,000 pesos for a lote, C-B reported $250,000 in their monthly sales brochure. jaybear

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  • A lote off people searched candidates company with google, yahoo or msn.

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  • There was a sweet hopeful called Cis. drugged,1 lead us seek, lote us see, light us find, let us missnot Maidadate, Mimosa Multimim-etica, the maymeaminning of maimoomeining!

    Finnegans Wake

  • As regards personal considerations, we were to abstain from all oils, perfumes, and unguents; from washing the head with mallow or with lote leaves; from dyeing, shaving, cutting, or vellicating

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

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