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lur

/lʊə/
noun (pl) lures (ˈlʊərɪz)
1.
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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  • It was evident that the utterer of this friendly antiphon was not a lur.

  • Has it ever been said of the lur that he stepped back before a stranger?

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

  • She felt lur press against her, forcing her back against a rock.

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  • "It is no enemy—" But she did not need that reassurance from lur.

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  • lur put out a front paw to test the slag but withdrew it instantly.

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

    The Gifts of Asti Andre Alice Norton
  • "At least we may discover what lies within it," lur had his own share of curiosity.

    The Gifts of Asti Andre Alice Norton
  • Then time, or lur's strength, broke the ancient locking mechanism.

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