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lang

[lang] /læŋ/
adjective, noun, adverb, Scot. and North England.
1.
long1 .

Lang

[lang] /læŋ/
noun
1.
Andrew, 1844–1912, Scottish poet, prose writer, and scholar.
2.
Cosmo Gordon
[koz-moh] /ˈkɒz moʊ/ (Show IPA),
1864–1945, English clergyman: archbishop of Canterbury 1928–42.
3.
Fritz, 1890–1976, U.S. film director, born in Austria.
4.
Pearl, 1921–2009, U.S. dancer and choreographer.

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Examples from the Web for lang
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  • "Liza, teem a short pint intil this lang Robbie," said Matthew.

  • Hasta heard of the lang yammer in the papers about yon matter?

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • (with omissions: chiefly from the translation of lang, Leaf, and Myers).

  • An' ye seem nigher to them by a lang growth than the lave o's.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • "We love you weel eneuch to do without you—but no' for lang," he said.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • I was an undertaker ten year in Lockerby, but I left there lang syne.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • I asked him what he was laughing at, and he said it was at lang Tammas.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
British Dictionary definitions for lang

lang

/læŋ/
adjective
1.
a Scot word for long1

Lang

/læŋ/
noun
1.
Cosmo Gordon, 1st Baron Lang of Lambeth. 1864–1945, British churchman; archbishop of Canterbury (1928–42)
2.
Fritz. 1890–1976, Austrian film director, later in the US, most notable for his silent films, such as Metropolis (1926), M (1931), and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1932)
3.
Jack (John Thomas). 1876–1975, controversial Labor premier of New South Wales from 1925–27 and from 1930–32, who introduced much social welfare legislation and was dismissed by the governor, Sir Philip Game, in 1932 for acting unconstitutionally
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