louring

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lour

[louuhr, lou-er]
verb (used without object), noun
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lour or lower (laʊə)
 
vb
1.  (esp of the sky, weather, etc) to be overcast, dark, and menacing
2.  to scowl or frown
 
n
3.  a menacing scowl or appearance
 
[C13 louren to scowl; compare German lauern to lurk]
 
lower or lower
 
vb
 
n
 
[C13 louren to scowl; compare German lauern to lurk]
 
'louring or lower
 
adj
 
'lowering or lower
 
adj
 
'louringly or lower
 
adv
 
'loweringly or lower
 
adv

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lour
"to frown," late 13c., variant of lower (v.2).
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