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noun (pl) lures (ˈlʊərɪz)
a large bronze musical horn found in Danish peat bogs and probably dating to the Bronze Age
Word Origin
from Danish (and Swedish and Norwegian) lur, from Old Norse lūthr trumpet
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  • And then the Sorenskriver blew the lur again to summon every one to the cheese-making.

    Katharine Frensham Beatrice Harraden
  • A lur, like the others, but with a pair of blistering black eyes!

  • A bonfire is quickly made and kept alight throughout the night; the "lur" is also brought into requisition.

    The Norwegian Fjords A. Heaton Cooper
  • Has it ever been said of the lur that he stepped back before a stranger?

  • Then time, or lur's strength, broke the ancient locking mechanism.

    The Gifts of Asti Andre Alice Norton
  • lur put out a front paw to test the slag but withdrew it instantly.

    The Gifts of Asti Andre Alice Norton
  • She lifted her lur to her lips and once more made the woods ring.

    Added Upon Nephi Anderson
  • "There is water near—," lur's thought answered the girl's desire.

    The Gifts of Asti Andre Alice Norton
  • It was only after repeated instruction from lur that he began to frame his messages in his mind, clumsily and disconnectedly.

    The Gifts of Asti Andre Alice Norton

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