Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A large tree (Celtis australis), found in the south of Europe. It has a hard wood, and bears a cherrylike fruit. Called also
- n. (Zoöl.) The European burbot.
- v. obsolete To lurk; to lie hid.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“If its the proceeding, I think politics could be a lote more interesting.”
“For god sake bring another writer along and A lote more action.”
“I've been meaning to make handvo with the lote my mother-in-law sent, and now your post is egging me on!”
“When I paid $215,000 pesos for a lote, C-B reported $250,000 in their monthly sales brochure. jaybear”
“A lote off people searched candidates company with google, yahoo or msn.”
“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!”
“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”
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