Definitions starting with L

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lone

[OED, only obs. → 1602; alone obs. → 1817] adj. only; nothing but; many: 1979 Lone eyes start turnin' an cameras start flashin' (Smith 2). 1979 In there is lone socks (Shilling 2). My lunch would have been a hot meal instead of lone bread and butter (COB). cf. NOTHIN' BUT, PURE (Black)

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Last update: 2011-06-02 16:54
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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