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lovelock

[luhv-lok] /ˈlʌvˌlɒk/
noun
1.
any lock of hair hanging or worn separately from the rest of the hair.
2.
a long, flowing lock or curl dressed separately from the rest of the hair, worn by courtiers, especially in the 17th century.
Origin of lovelock
1585-1595
1585-95; love + lock2
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  • Captain lovelock got up as well; Bernard heard him knock over his little gilded chair.

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  • "I 'm much worse when I 'm away from you than when I 'm with you," said lovelock.

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  • He knows he will have a lump of sugar, and Captain lovelock expects one as well.

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  • "It 's no great matter—we have not got to eat them," growled Captain lovelock.

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  • In the evening, at the Kursaal, he met Captain lovelock, who was wandering about with an air of explosive sadness.

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  • You have a grain or two, Mr. Longueville; but Captain lovelock has n't a speck.

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  • "I wish she would watch you a little less and scold you a little more," said Captain lovelock.

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  • Captain lovelock is so modest, you know—in spite of all the success he had in America.

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  • Captain lovelock is like my dear little blue terrier that I left at home.

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  • Captain lovelock says he does n't care a fig—that he will go wherever I go.

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British Dictionary definitions for lovelock

lovelock

/ˈlʌvˌlɒk/
noun
1.
a long lock of hair worn on the forehead
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