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Loy

[loi] /lɔɪ/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • As the man spoke, Loy read the illuminated symbols in his own language, flashed on a frosted crystal plate before him.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Thus Loy Chuk's kind could study this ancient man—this Kaalleee.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Loy was not only a translator but also an author of no mean ability.

    The Story of Our Hymns Ernest Edwin Ryden
  • Loy Chuk's people had built their homes mostly underground, since the beginning of their foggy evolution.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • I want to destroy him for breaking the head on me with the clout of a Loy.

  • At last, eager and ready for whatever might happen now, Loy Chuk pushed another switch.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Thus Loy sought, with calm, human logic, to make his charge feel at home.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Ned Vince did not know how Loy Chuk had probed his brain, with the aid of a pair of helmets, and the black box apparatus.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • On his shield the words ‘Sans Loy’ could be read, written in letters of blood.

  • Loy, whose vocal organs were not human, would have had great difficulty speaking English words, anyway.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for Loy

loy

/lɔɪ/
noun
1.
(Irish) a narrow spade with a single footrest
Word Origin
C18: from Irish Gaelic láí
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