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  • noun Plural form of lair.


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  • He drew an appalling picture of the carnage of that battlefield, of the blood flowing like a river across the plain, of the mangled men and horses, with the birds of prey swooping down from all quarters, and the stealthy tigers and leopards creeping out from their mountain lairs.

    The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective 1894

  • There were "lairs" among the underwood, constructed of branches, and thatched with the palmated leaves of the yucca, or with reeds brought from the adjacent river.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid 1850

  • Meanwhile TV crews outside one of the alleged "lairs" in Nea Ionia came under attack by protesters.

    Indymedia NL Features 2010

  • It exists largely through Internet forums and groups, as well as over a hundred local clubs, called "lairs". "

    MyLinkVault Newest Links 2009

  • From one of the rocky lairs calabashes were produced and passed round.

    Koolau the Leper 2010

  • The lepers obeyed, crawling away to their lairs in the cliff, until only Koolau remained, sitting motionless in the moonlight, his rifle across his knees, as he gazed far down to the boats landing on the beach.

    Koolau the Leper 2010

  • Moussawi said the provincial council ordered security forces in Karbala to carry out preventive raids on suspected terrorist lairs in the holy city, as well as in outlying regions.

    Car Bombs Kill 18 People in Iraq's Shi’ite Holy City 2011

  • Doubtless, in their jungle-lairs, the wise old gray-beards put their heads together and agreed to raise the price on pennies when the worthless gold was all worked off.


  • I may still have a few copies of Walt Disney's Comics & Stories I read as a wee lad, which often featured the wacky adventures of the pathological wealth-hoarder Uncle Scrooge McDuck, who maintained underground lairs loaded with gold coins he'd occasionally go swimming in.

    Rev. Peter M. Wallace: What Are You Hoarding, And Where Are You Hoarding It? Rev. Peter M. Wallace 2011

  • On three sides the grim walls rose, festooned in fantastic draperies of tropic vegetation and pierced by cave-entrances -- the rocky lairs of Koolau's subjects.

    Koolau the Leper 2010


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