Nen tek dissa bamboo po' to shove frough dissa ho' in loof—vay quier.
It was not my hand, it was my fathers: my hand is more black in the loof.
The ill-deedy wratches, to blister a' my loof wi' the poker!
Ay—ay—a black cast to a' their ill-fa'ur'd faces, and the outside o' the loof to them at the last day!
Luff, luf, n. the windward side of a ship: the act of sailing a ship close to the wind: the loof.
Tender hands could not stand it a moment: one dash of a rustic “loof” would make the blood spurt from the tip of every finger.
"palm of the hand," Scottish and Northern English, c.1300, from Old Norse lofe, cognate with Gothic lofa, Russian lapa "paw," Lettish lepa "paw."