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ulu

[oo-loo] /ˈu lu/
noun
1.
a knife with a broad, nearly semicircular blade joined to a short haft at a right angle to the unsharpened side: a traditional tool of Eskimo women.
Origin of ulu
From Inuit
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  • The plan of ulu Jami, the great mosque, follows the original courtyard type.

  • The next day was to be our last on the plains, for our destination was ulu Kishla, well up on the hills.

  • While doing so, they cry “Ūlu, ulu” in a manner which recalls to mind the kulavi idal of the Maravans and Kallans.

  • Such fire-balls, shot into the sun-dried canvas of the clipper, might go far towards leaving her bones ableach on ulu Salama.

    Cursed

    George Allan England
  • Careful inspection through the glass confirmed the opinion that a formidable war-fleet was headed toward ulu Salama bar.

    Cursed

    George Allan England
  • Early this morning, while still lying in bed, I heard the women at the bathing-place sending forth joyous peals of ulu!

    Glimpses of Bengal Sir Rabindranath Tagore
  • "ulu Chan" means "great lord," "ulu" being equal to the Latin magnus, and "chan" to dominus or imperator.

  • She gathered the soft lipoa moss and went up to the waterfall, to ulu (Kaholo's home).

    Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology)

    W. D. (William Drake) Westervelt

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