- a seasonal lake or pond: a low-lying area on limestone, esp in Ireland, that becomes flooded in wet weather by the upsurge of underlying ground water
C17: from Irish tur dry + lough
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Examples from the Web for turlough
Of King Turlough, “for whom this shrine was made,” we have already spoken.Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum
He sheathed the sword, smiling a little, and turned to Turlough.
All that afternoon he rode on, Turlough Wolf ahead of him, the men behind.
Cathbarr suggested an attack on Bertragh castle, but Turlough dissented.
Like a thunder-burst, Turlough and his hundred broke on the battle.