Origin of loris
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“No use in that, Loris,” commented his god-mother, out 11 of his hearing.The Bondwoman
Marah Ellis Ryan
Loris used his influence with the authorities to keep Joseph in durance.
She could only gaze into Loris' upturned face in mute despair.
With a cry of fury, he fell upon Loris and endeavored to tear him from his victim.
Loris was wounded in the side, but the ball striking a rib glanced off.
- any of several omnivorous nocturnal slow-moving prosimian primates of the family Lorisidae, of S and SE Asia, esp Loris tardigradus (slow loris) and Nycticebus coucang (slender loris), having vestigial digits and no tails
C18: from French; of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for loris
small primate of Sri Lanka, 1774, from French loris (Buffon), of unknown origin, said to be from obsolete Dutch loeris "booby, clown."
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