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luce

[loos]
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noun
  1. a pike, especially when fully grown.
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Origin of luce

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French lus pike < Late Latin lūcius

Luce

[loos]
noun
  1. Clare Boothe,1903–87, U.S. writer, politician, and diplomat.
  2. Henry Robinson,1898–1967, U.S. publisher and editor (husband of Clare Boothe Luce).
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  • I told her to tell Luce about it, but that didn't seem to soothe her much.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • You make it up with Luce and marry her, and I'll settle this money on you, as I've said.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • "I'm not bored, but I'm very sick and sorry for myself," said Luce.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • "We men are hard or soft as you women make us, Luce," he said quietly.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • Why, even if there had been no Nell, he could not have gone back to Luce.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice


British Dictionary definitions for luce

luce

noun
  1. another name for pike 1
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French lus, from Late Latin lūcius pike
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