from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete spelling of louse.
  • An obsolete form of loose.


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  • Noo aa'll say good neet, for it's nearly time te lowse.

    Geordie Black

  • These people said "zee," and they accused Canadians of saying "hoose, moose and loose," when they really meant "hoose, mowse and lowse."

    The Day I Spoke for Mr. Lincoln

  • Kenawee -- Dauvid wi 'his pints wallopin' amon 'his feet, an' his weyscot lowse, an 'Mistress Kenawee juist wi' her short-goon an 'a shallie on.

    My Man Sandy

  • It juist mindit me o 'the picture, in oor big Bible, o' Jerusalem when the fowk cam 'back frae Babylon till't -- it was juist a' lyin 'a cairn o' lowse steens an 'half bricks.

    My Man Sandy

  • When Hartley Coleridge, his great friend, asked an old man who was breaking stones on the road if he had any news, he answered, "Why, nowte varry partic'lar; only awd Wordsworth's brokken lowse ageean!"

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • And upoun a day, the sermoun ended, and the people departing, no man suspecting danger, and tharefore nott heading the said Maister George, the Preast that was corrupted stood wating at the foot of the steppis, his goune lowse, and his whinger drawin into his hand under his gown, the said Maister

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • He yalpit awa 'a' on ae note, juist like's he was roarin 'to somebody to lowse the penter; an' though Sandy keepit gaen, he was in a richt raise.

    My Man Sandy

  • That Christ gave power to Petir onlie, and not to his successouris, to bynd and lowse within the Kyrk.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • To lowse his pack, an 'wale a sang, [untie, choose]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • Sae Wat and a score mair rade off to lowse Geordie

    The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies


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