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lovelock

[luhv-lok]
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noun
  1. any lock of hair hanging or worn separately from the rest of the hair.
  2. a long, flowing lock or curl dressed separately from the rest of the hair, worn by courtiers, especially in the 17th century.
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Origin of lovelock

First recorded in 1585–95; love + lock2
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Examples from the Web for lovelock

Historical Examples

  • "I am sure Captain Lovelock is a very gallant escort," said Mrs. Vivian.

    Confidence

    Henry James

  • Captain Lovelock does n't repeat what I tell him; I set him up as a model of discretion.

    Confidence

    Henry James

  • Captain Lovelock is so modest, you know—in spite of all the success he had in America.

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    Henry James

  • If Captain Lovelock ever boasts that he has had letters from me, you may know it 's an invention.

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    Henry James

  • "It 's no great matter—we have not got to eat them," growled Captain Lovelock.

    Confidence

    Henry James


British Dictionary definitions for lovelock

lovelock

noun
  1. a long lock of hair worn on the forehead
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