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  • Now, say the word lan but give a bit of a blow before you bring it out.

    The Grey King

  • Now, say the word lan but give a bit of a blow before you bring it out.

    The Grey King

  • Indeed, the sweet-scented little epidendrum called by the Chinese, lan, is continually used to suggest the Kuei and its inmates.

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

  • He was a-stayin 'at Tom's house, the furriner was, a-dickerin' fer a piece o 'lan' -- the same piece, mebbe, that you're atter now -- an 'Tom keeps him thar fer a week to beat him out'n a dollar, an' then won't let him pay nary a cent fer his boa'd.

    Hell fer Sartain and Other Stories

  • He was a-stayin 'at Tom's house, the furriner was, a-dickerin' fer a piece o 'lan' -- the same piece, mebbe, that you're atter now -- an 'Tom keeps him thar fer a week to beat him out'n a dollar, an' then won't let him pay nary a cent fer his boa'd.

    Hell Fer Sartain and Other Stories

  • If the Democ­rats can spin the GOP’s plain-folks image to make them appear sneaky, secre­tive, eva­sive, and under­handed, then McClel­lan is hardly doing hisjob.

    Mum’s the Word « Snarkmarket

  • The slow, indomitable kind of existing and persisting, without hope or élan, which is in the aboriginal American, sometimes made her feel she would go mad.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • A name, on the coasts between Caen and Havre, of the fish called lançon at Granville and St. Malo, a kind of malacopterygious fish living on sandy shores and hiding in the sand at low tide.

    Voyages of Samuel De Champlain — Volume 02

  • Kylins, known as lan in Vietnamese, are mythical four-legged hoofed creatures that have dragon-like faces.

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  • Danielia Cotton's 2009 live set, "Live Child," showcases her straight-ahead bluesy take on folk; Missy Higgins, from Australia, prefers driving pop; and the Indigo Girls deliver both styles with the kind of lan that disguises how well they craft their songs and harmonies As for Beth Orton, her fans yearn for a new album and rejoice whenever she performs nearby, especially since new songs have been creeping their way into her sets.

    Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

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