- a pike, especially when fully grown.
Origin of luce
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French lus pike < Late Latin lūcius
- Clare Boothe,1903–87, U.S. writer, politician, and diplomat.
- Henry Robinson,1898–1967, U.S. publisher and editor (husband of Clare Boothe Luce).
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Examples from the Web for luce
Raised by her mother to manipulate men and compete with women, Luce was fundamentally cold.Clare Boothe Luce's Vapid Second Act
July 5, 2014
As Luce well puts it: Mr Kagan denies America is in relative decline—and mistakenly insists there is no economic evidence for it.Credit for Cassandra, Cont'd.
February 7, 2012
There he insinuates himself with the locals as the new bootlegger and begins stalking Luce and her two charges.Charles Frazier in the Fast Lane
October 14, 2011
"I Am a Luce Lady," says one banner featuring a picture of Ann Coulter.CPAC: Mitt Romney Tries Mockery
February 10, 2011
In the invention of Time, Luce and his partner, Briton Hadden, are chalk and cheese when they meet at Hotchkiss and Yale.The Magazine King
May 1, 2010
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.
"I'm not bored, but I'm very sick and sorry for myself," said Luce.
"We men are hard or soft as you women make us, Luce," he said quietly.
Why, even if there had been no Nell, he could not have gone back to Luce.
- another name for pike 1
C14: from Old French lus, from Late Latin lūcius pike
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