Locksley to Logistilla

Locksley So Robin Hood is sometimes called, from the village in which he was born. (See Ivanhoe, ch. xiii.)

Locksley Hall Tennyson has a poem so called. The lord of Locksley Hall fell in love with his cousin Amy, but Amy married a rich clown. The lord of Locksley Hall, indignant at this, declares he will marry a savage; but, on reflection, adds: “Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.”

Locksmith's Daughter A key.

Loco Parentis (Latin). One acting in the place of a parent, as a guardian or schoolmaster.

Locofocos Lucifer-matches; self-lighting cigars were so called in North America in 1834. (Latin, loco- foci, in lieu of fire.)

“In 1835 during an excited meeting of the party in Tammany Hall, New York, when the candles had been blown out to increase the confusion, they were lighted with matches then called “locofocos.”- Gilman: The American People, chap. xxi.
   Locofocos. Ultra-Radicals, so called in America because, at a grand meeting in Tammany Hall, New York, in 1835, the chairman left his seat, and the lights were suddenly extinguished, with the hope of breaking up the turbulent assembly; but those who were in favour of extreme measures instantly drew from their pockets their locofocos, and relighted the gas. The meeting was continued, and the Radicals had their way. (See Gilman: The American People, chap. xxi.)

Locomotive or Locomotive Engine. A steam-engine employed to move carriages from place to place. (Latin, locus moveo, to move one's place.)

Locomotive Power Power applied to the transport of goods, in contradistinction to stationary power.

Locrin or Locrine (2 syl.). Father of Sabrina, and eldest son of the mythical Brutus, King of ancient Britain. On the death of his father he became king of Loegria (q.v.). (Geoffrey: Brit. Hist., ii. 5.)

“Virgin daughter of Locrine
Sprung from old Anchises' line,”
Milton: Comus, 942-3.

Locum Tenens (Latin). One holding the place of another. A substitute, a deputy; one acting temporarily for another; a lieutenant.

Locus Delicti The place where a crime was committed.

Locus in quo (Latin). The place in question, the spot mentioned.

Locus Poenitentiæ (Latin.) Place for repentance- that is, the licence of drawing back from a bargain, which can be done before any act has been committed to confirm it. In the interview between Esau and his father Isaac, St. Paul says that the former “found no place for repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears” (Heb. xii. 17)- i.e. no means whereby Isaac could break his bargain with Jacob.
   Locus poenitentiae. Time to withdraw from a bargain (in Scotch law).

Locus Sigilli or L. S. The place where the seal is to be set.

Locus Standi (Latin). Recognised position, acknowledged right or claim. We say such-and-such a one has no locus standi in society.

Locust Bird A native of Khorassan (Persia), so fond of the water of the Bird Fountain, between Shiraz and Ispahan, that it will follow wherever it is carried.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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