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Loy

[loi] /lɔɪ/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • On his shield the words ‘Sans Loy’ could be read, written in letters of blood.

  • But Loy silenced this fresh, eager chattering with a command.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Thus Loy Chuk's kind could study this ancient man—this Kaalleee.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Loy was not only a translator but also an author of no mean ability.

    The Story of Our Hymns

    Ernest Edwin Ryden
  • I want to destroy him for breaking the head on me with the clout of a Loy.

  • Loy Chuk had flown his geological expedition out from the far lowlands to the east, out from the city of Kar-Rah.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Loy Chuk and his fellow workers were gathered, tense and gleeful, around the things their digging had exposed to the daylight.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Medical and biological sciences were far advanced among Loy Chuk's kind.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Loy Chuk's people had built their homes mostly underground, since the beginning of their foggy evolution.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • The mummy was taken to Loy Chuk's laboratory, a short distance below the surface.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for Loy

loy

/lɔɪ/
noun
1.
(Irish) a narrow spade with a single footrest
Word Origin
C18: from Irish Gaelic láí
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