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lorimer

[lawr-uh-mer] /ˈlɔr ə mər/
noun
1.
a craftsperson who makes hardware for harnesses and riding habits, as bits or spurs.
Also, loriner
[lawr-uh-ner] /ˈlɔr ə nər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of lorimer
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French lor(e)mier, lorenier, derivative of lorain harness strap < Vulgar Latin *lōrāmen, for Latin lōrāmentum strap, equivalent to lōr(um) strap, thong + -ā- generalized from v. derivatives + -mentum -ment; see -er2, -ier2
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  • He got wind of the trouble and came for me, and we hurried lorimer away as fast as possible.

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  • lorimer is weak; but I am not sure how strong she is, nor how patient.

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  • lorimer is weak and foolish; he isn't nearly so bad as many men we know.

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  • You think Mr. lorimer has really reformed and is out of danger?

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  • I have spoken to lorimer again and again, urging him to control himself for her sake.

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  • I do congratulate you, lorimer, and I am delighted that it is settled.

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  • "She Mrs. lorimer looks very natural," Bobby replied gravely.

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  • "No man's sin is wholly his own doing," lorimer said half bitterly.

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  • "And yet, she is bound to arrive, some day," lorimer said thoughtfully.

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  • "That's modest of you, lorimer," someone called, from the foot of the table.

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British Dictionary definitions for lorimer

lorimer

/ˈlɒrɪmə/
noun
1.
(Brit) (formerly) a person who made bits, spurs, and other small metal objects
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from lorain harness strap, ultimately from Latin lōrum strap
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Word Origin and History for lorimer
n.

c.1200 (mid-12c. as surname), "maker of bits for bridles and saddles, worker in small ironware," from Old French loremier "saddler, harness-maker, military leatherworker" (Modern French lormier), from loraim, from Latin lorum "strap, thong, rein of a bridle," from PIE root *wel- "to turn" (see volvox).

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