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loof1

[loof] /luf/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
the palm of the hand.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English lofe < Old Norse lōfi, cognate with Gothic lōfa

loof2

[loof] /luf/
noun, Nautical
1.
the tapering of a hull toward the stern.
2.
Now Rare. the broad after part of the bows of a vessel.
3.
Now Rare. luff (def 1).
Origin
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  • The library, which once served as a chicken coop, is a wood structure with loof and peak roof.
Word Origin and History for loof
n.

"palm of the hand," Scottish and Northern English, c.1300, from Old Norse lofe, cognate with Gothic lofa, Russian lapa "paw," Lettish lepa "paw."

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