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lory

[lawr-ee, lohr-ee] /ˈlɔr i, ˈloʊr i/
noun, plural lories.
1.
any of several small, usually brilliantly colored Australasian parrots having the tongue bordered with a brushlike fringe for feeding on nectar and fruit juices.
Origin of lory
1685-1695
1685-95; (< Dutch lori, loeri) < Malay lori, luri, nuri parrot
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  • She had undertaken to find lory and give him that odd, inexplicable message from the abb.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • However, lory would have felt uncomfortable, just then, in any other place.

  • The majority received the news as lory de Vasselot received it.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • At length, I was awoke by lory putting his beak into my mouth; I opened my eyes.

    Norman Vallery W.H.G. Kingston
  • And when the baroness had first seen lory, she thought that his heart was broken—by Wrth.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • She asked him how lory was, and if he had ever been in a carriage before?

    Norman Vallery W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was lory de Vasselot who was laughing, as they carried him into the little church.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • lory de Vasselot, moreover, did his best to live up to his position.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • "I scarcely feel authorized to give you any advice upon the subject," answered lory, reluctantly.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • And there were tears in lory de Vasselot's eyes as he looked at them.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for lory

lory

/ˈlɔːrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
any of various small brightly coloured parrots of Australia and Indonesia, having a brush-tipped tongue with which to feed on nectar and pollen
Word Origin
C17: via Dutch from Malay lūrī, variant of nūrī
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Word Origin and History for lory
n.

small parrot of New Guinea and Australia, 1690s, from Malay luri, name of kind of parrot, variant of nuri.

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