a female given name.

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Examples from the Web for loy

Historical Examples of loy

  • On his shield the words ‘Sans loy’ could be read, written in letters of blood.

  • Thus Loy Chuk's kind could study this ancient man—this Kaalleee.

    The Eternal Wall

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • But Loy silenced this fresh, eager chattering with a command.

    The Eternal Wall

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • Loy was not only a translator but also an author of no mean ability.

    The Story of Our Hymns

    Ernest Edwin Ryden

  • I want to destroy him for breaking the head on me with the clout of a loy.

British Dictionary definitions for loy



Irish a narrow spade with a single footrest

Word Origin for loy

C18: from Irish Gaelic láí
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