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turlough

noun
  1. a seasonal lake or pond: a low-lying area on limestone, esp in Ireland, that becomes flooded in wet weather by the upsurge of underlying ground water
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Word Origin

C17: from Irish tur dry + lough
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Historical Examples

  • Of King Turlough, “for whom this shrine was made,” we have already spoken.

    Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum

    John Healy

  • He sheathed the sword, smiling a little, and turned to Turlough.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones

  • All that afternoon he rode on, Turlough Wolf ahead of him, the men behind.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones

  • Turlough stroked his beard, while the men went off to eat and sleep.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones

  • He wished vainly that he had Turlough's cunning brain to aid him now.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones