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turlough

/ˈtɜːlɒx/
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
Word Origin
C17: from Irish tur dry + lough
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  • Of King turlough, “for whom this shrine was made,” we have already spoken.

  • 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
  • Cathbarr suggested an attack on Bertragh castle, but turlough dissented.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones
  • Like a thunder-burst, turlough and his hundred broke on the battle.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones
  • Brian pondered this, while Cathbarr furtively shook a fist at turlough.

    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
  • At that Brian laughed, remembering turlough Wolf and his cunning.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones
  • Brian laughed and waved a hand to turlough, who was beside Cathbarr in the boat.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones
  • "There is reason against that, turlough Wolf," said Brian quickly.

    Nuala O'Malley

    H. Bedford-Jones

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