Definitions

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  • n. The leatherback turtle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The leatherback.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of the soft turtle, Dermatochelys (Sphargis) coriacea. See cut under leatherback.
  • n. An abbreviation of Lutheran.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's their word luth, for what we here in 'Merica would call a lute.

    Fore, right!

  • “Et nous jongleurs inutiles, frivoles joueurs de luth!” ...

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • The flesh of the luth or leathery turtle (DERMOCHELYS CORIACEA) which diets on fish, crustacea, molluscs, radiates, and other animals, causes symptoms of poisoning; but the luth does not appear to be common in this part of the Pacific, though it occurs in

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Perhaps the poor Spaniards of those days happened in the first instance upon an ancient bull, or a hawks-bill, and tapped the poison gland, or a loggerhead or a luth, and came ever after to entertain, with right good cause, a holy terror of turtle, irrespective of species.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Claude Perrault, [9] writing in the 18th century, states that "les modernes appellent notre luth barbiton"

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • Prends ton luth! prends ton luth! je ne peux plus me taire; 110

    La Nuit de Mai

  • Publick, having been very much delighted by the rehearsal of it; the music was done by Mr Cohaut who teaches my wife to play on the luth.

    Baron D'Holbach : a Study of Eighteenth Century Radicalism in France

  • I hope it will prove very agreeable to the Publick, having been very much delighted by the rehearsal of it; the music was done by Mr Cohaut who teaches my wife to play on the luth.

    Baron d'Holbach

  • "Et nous jongleurs inutiles, frivoles joueurs de luth!" ...

    Studies and Essays: Concerning Letters

  • The flesh of the luth or leathery turtle (DERMOCHELYS CORIACEA) which diets on fish, crustacea, molluscs, radiates, and other animals, causes symptoms of poisoning; but the luth does not appear to be common in this part of the Pacific, though it occurs in Torres Straits.

    Confessions of a Beachcomber

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