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lovelock

[luhv-lok] /ˈlʌvˌlɒk/
noun
1.
any lock of hair hanging or worn separately from the rest of the hair.
2.
a long, flowing lock or curl dressed separately from the rest of the hair, worn by courtiers, especially in the 17th century.
Origin of lovelock
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; love + lock2
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  • Captain lovelock does n't repeat what I tell him; I set him up as a model of discretion.

    Confidence Henry James
  • "I am sure Captain lovelock is a very gallant escort," said Mrs. Vivian.

    Confidence Henry James
  • Captain lovelock is so modest, you know—in spite of all the success he had in America.

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  • "It 's no great matter—we have not got to eat them," growled Captain lovelock.

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  • If Captain lovelock ever boasts that he has had letters from me, you may know it 's an invention.

    Confidence Henry James
  • Now, there is Captain lovelock; he has a certain kind of cleverness; he is very observant.

    Confidence Henry James
  • They will have a man at any rate—they have the devoted lovelock.

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  • "I 'm much worse when I 'm away from you than when I 'm with you," said lovelock.

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  • Captain lovelock was more disposed to conversation than Bernard had known him before.

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  • You have a grain or two, Mr. Longueville; but Captain lovelock has n't a speck.

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British Dictionary definitions for lovelock

lovelock

/ˈlʌvˌlɒk/
noun
1.
a long lock of hair worn on the forehead
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