from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mining, a running bridge over a sinking-pit top, upon which the bowk is placed after it is brought up for emptying.
- n. A long wagon, consisting of a nearly flat platform (with a very low rim) set on four wheels, which are either entirely under the platform or do not rise above it.
- n. A trolley for carrying coal, ore, etc., upon an overhead railway. Also written larry.
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- n. a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides
- n. a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides
Sorry, no etymologies found.
'The Big Red Moving Lorry' is one I particularly remember, if by now only the title.
She lay still, almost breathless, her eyes fixed on the yellow oblong of the transom, recalling Lorry in those days, in stiff white skirts and a wide silk sash, very grave, a little woman even then.
Lokey's gift will help give rise to a 200,000-square-foot facility that will be known as the Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building.
He sat up answering, heard his own voice suddenly fill the silence loud and startling, "Lorry," and then again lower, "Lorry."
More TM analogies: People still get name changes rejected on deceptiveness grounds (Chief rejected as deceptive indicator of authority; names of other people adopted for misleading others into a belief in relationship or identity with a famous person — Peter Lorry) and scandalousness (Fuck Censorship).
There to the left of me is my first cousin Lorry and we are standing next to the statue of the Virgin Mary.
Dean Lorry has just been added to their list of participating authors.
Lorry drivers could lose their licences or the trust of their employers.
I only really got into Denim because of one record released in 1996 - "It Fell Off The Back Of A Lorry" and for me - despite hearing much/most/all of Denim's releases to date - it remains Denim's finest moment outside of a rather excellent cover version of the theme from Robin's Nest on follow-up album Novelty Rock.
For me personally, though, nothing comes close to brilliance of "It Fell Off The Back Of A Lorry" and the fact that it never became a hit and barely anyone heard it outside of a few like myself who listened to Mark Radcliffe's old nightly Radio 1 show is, like the song's subject matter, criminal.