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lord (in the phrase my lud, m'lud): used when addressing a judge in court
(archaic) an exclamation of dismay or surprise
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  • Counsel: "I submit, Me lud, that it is germane to my case that the prisoner's upbringing might have—"

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
  • Not the same with the lud of verse 22, but from its associations plainly in Africa.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • No, my lud, I never urge objections when I can't enforce them.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • lud, brother to Cassibelan, again gave it his own name—Caer lud.

  • I propose to read it with the emendations necessary to the epistle of a gentleman who has been—shall we say dining, me lud?

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • Nineteen hundred and ninety-five, my lud; about the middle of the book.

  • "He's throwing himself on the mercy of the Court, me lud," said Jimmy.

    Actions and Reactions Rudyard Kipling
  • lud Gate was repaired, and beautified with images of King lud and other monarchs.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • When 'tis spoke of—for 'tis a favourite story—that little beast Tantillion hides her face behind her fan and cries, 'Oh, lud!

    His Grace of Osmonde Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Of this benefactress of lud Gate, Maitland has the following legend.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
lud in the Bible

(1.) The fourth son of Shem (Gen. 10:22; 1 Chr. 1:17), ancestor of the Lydians probably. (2.) One of the Hamitic tribes descended from Mizraim (Gen. 10:13), a people of Africa (Ezek. 27:10; 30:5), on the west of Egypt. The people called Lud were noted archers (Isa. 66:19; comp. Jer. 46:9).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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