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  • interj. ) an exclamation conveying surprise or amazement

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See lawk.


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  • In the Katingan language the word lauk means creature; an additional word, earth, water, or air, as the case may be, signifying whether an animal, a bird, or a fish is meant.

    Through Central Borneo; an Account of Two Years' Travel in the Land of Head-Hunters Between the Years 1913 and 1917

  • Sama seperti nasinya, "lauk" - nya pun sangat minimalis.


  • And then, recollecting Eugenia, 'Good lauk, ma'am,' said he, in a low voice to Camilla, 'that's that same lame little lady as I saw at the ball?'


  • Upptökum á annarri þáttaröð sjónvarpsþáttanna um Latabæ lauk nú um mánaðamótin.

    For Solo Cello, op. 12

  • Then for lunch, I just grab my rice and the lauk pauk, sit down and then ask any of the chirpy Bangla waiters: "Orang kaya minum apa?".

    natinski Diary Entry

  • "She be fritted, sir," said the woman, holding a plate of canine comestibles; "but lauk, sir, bent he really dead?"

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 03

  • I'll tell you, Sir, what I thinks of love: 'twixt you and me, Sir, 'tis not that great thing in life, boys and girls want to make it out to be; if 'twere one's dinner, that would be summut, for one can't do without that; but lauk, Sir, Love's all in the fancy.

    Eugene Aram — Volume 02

  • Ah, he was a fellow! none of your girl-faced mudgers, who make love to ladies, forsooth, -- a pretty woman need not look far for a kiss when he was in the room, I warrant, however coarse her duds might be; and lauk! but the captain was a sensible man, and liked a cow as well as

    Paul Clifford — Complete

  • "O lauk, Mary, do just hold this child," says the upper nurse to her assistant; "I do feel such a _sinking_ in my stomach."

    Olla Podrida

  • 'O lauk!' replied Betty, 'you do not think that I will take down the trap, do you?

    Life and Perambulations of a Mouse


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