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lur

/lʊə/
noun (pl) lures (ˈlʊərɪz)
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a large bronze musical horn found in Danish peat bogs and probably dating to the Bronze Age
Word Origin
from Danish (and Swedish and Norwegian) lur, from Old Norse lūthr trumpet
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bronze horn, or trumpet, found in prehistoric Scandinavian excavations. It has a conical bore that extends in length from roughly 5 to 8 feet (1.5 to 2.5 metres) in a bent S-shape (somewhat resembling a mammoth tusk) and ends in an embossed metal disk. The mouthpiece of the lur is permanently affixed. Lurs are usually found in pairs and were probably played ritually.

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