A soldier who lost his speech at the battle of Loos has recovered it as the result of an operation for appendicitis.
I learnt from him that things were not going so well north of Loos.
The district where we are now quartered is filled with refugees, among them some orphans from Loos.
A wiring party in the Loos salient—twelve men just out from home.
While there we were heavily shelled, as also was Loos, where houses were crashing to the ground every few minutes.
In the battle of Loos however all the interest was centred on men, men personally.
But, above all other, Oliver and Arthur (his loyal fellow) had the bruit and Loos.
It was during the fighting round Hill 70, after the Battle of Loos.
Thus he met his death (riding on horseback, I understand) at Loos.
The Regiment had already won its laurels at the Battle of Loos.
"lavatory," 1940, but perhaps 1922, probably from French lieux d'aisances, "lavatory," literally "place of ease," picked up by British servicemen in France during World War I. Or possibly a pun on Waterloo, based on water closet.
type of card game, 1670s, short for lanterloo (1660s), from French lanturelu, originally (1620s) the refrain of a popular comic song; according to French sources the refrain expresses a mocking refusal or an evasive answer and was formed on the older word for a type of song chorus, turelure; apparently a jingling reduplication of loure "bagpipe" (perhaps from Latin lura "bag, purse").
From its primary signification -- a kind of bagpipe inflated from the mouth -- the word 'loure' came to mean an old dance, in slower rhythm than the gigue, generally in 6-4 time. As this was danced to the nasal tones of the 'loure,' the term 'loure' was gradually applied to any passage meant to be played in the style of the old bagpipe airs. ["Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians," London, 1906]The refrain sometimes is met in English as turra-lurra.
A toilet •Chiefly British: everything you'd find in a powder room except the loo
[1940+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr Waterloo in proportionate analogy with water closet; perhaps fr the Edinburgh cry ''Gardyloo'' uttered when one threw the contents of the slopjar into the street; Mrs. Virginia Burton of Lynchburg, VA, suggests it may be a pronunciation of French lieu, ''place,'' in the phrase lieu d'aisance, ''toilet, lavatory'']
(also Loo) A lieutenant, esp of police: All lieutenants were called Loo (1990s+)