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turlough

/ˈtɜːlɒx/
noun
1.
a seasonal lake or pond: a low-lying area on limestone, esp in Ireland, that becomes flooded in wet weather by the upsurge of underlying ground water
Word Origin
C17: from Irish tur dry + lough
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  • As soon as the English left Connaught, turlough again revolted.

  • He wished vainly that he had turlough's cunning brain to aid him now.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • "I saw to that," laughed turlough, slanting his crafty eyes at Brian.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • At that Brian laughed, remembering turlough Wolf and his cunning.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • Then turlough, who had kept well out of it according to his wont, pushed through and fell upon Brian's body.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • Brian laughed and waved a hand to turlough, who was beside Cathbarr in the boat.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • turlough, as usual, commenced by taking hostages, but he found serious opposition from the northern Hy-Nials.

  • "There is reason against that, turlough Wolf," said Brian quickly.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • "Those are good wines," said turlough when they sat at meat that evening, the men eating below in the courtyard around fires.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones
  • "I have attended to O'Donnell's watchers," said turlough grimly.

    Nuala O'Malley H. Bedford-Jones

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