Lose Caste to Lovelace

Lose Caste (To). (See Caste .)

Lose Heart (To). To be discouraged or despondent. Heart=courage.

Lose not a Tide Waste no time; set off at once on the business.

Lose the Day (To). To lose the battle; to be defeated. To win (or gain) the day is to be victorious; to win the battle, the prize, or any competition.

Lose the Horse or win the Saddle Everything or nothing. “Aut Cæsar, aut nullus. ” A man made the bet of a horse that another could not say the Lord's Prayer without a wandering thought. The bet was accepted, but before half-way through the person who accepted the bet looked up and said, “By-the-bye, do you mean the saddle also?”

Losing a Ship for a Ha'porth o' Tar Suffering a great loss out of stinginess. By mean savings, or from want of some necessary outlay, to lose the entire article. For example, to save the expense of a nail and lose the horse-shoe as the first result, then to lame the horse, and finally perhaps kill it.

Loss To be at a loss. To be unable to decide. To be puzzled or embarrassed. As “I am at a loss for the proper word.” “Je m'y perds, ” or “Je suis bien embarrassée de dire ”.

Lost Island Cephalonia, so called because it was only by chance that even those who had visited it could find it again. It is sometimes called “The Hidden Island.”

Lothair A novel by Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Beaconsfield). The characters are supposed to represent the following persons-
   The Oxford Professor, Goldwin Smith.
   Grandison, Cardinal Manning and Wiseman.
   Lothair, Marquis of Bute.
   Catesby, Monseigneur Capel.
   The Duke and Duchess, the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn.
   The Bishop, Bishop Wilberforce.
   Corisande, one of the Ladies Hamilton.

Lothario A gay Lothario. A gay libertine, a seducer of female modesty, a debauchee. The character is from The Fair Penitent, by Rowe, and Rowe's tragedy is from Massinger's Fatal Dowry.

Lothian (Scotland). So named from Llew, the second son of Arthur, also called Lothus. He was the father of Modred, leader of the rebellious army that fought at Camlan, A.D. 537.
   Arthur's eldest son was Urien, and his youngest was Arawn.

Lotus The Egyptians pictured God sitting on a lote-tree, above the watery mud. Jamblichus says the leaves and fruit of the lote-tree being round represent “the motion of intellect;” its towering up through mud symbolises the eminency of divine intellect over matter; and the Deity sitting on the lote-tree implies His intellectual sovereignty. (Myster. Egypt., sec. 7, cap. ii. p. 151.)
   Lotus. Mahomet says that a lote- tree stands in the seventh heaven, on the right hand of the throne of God.
   Dryope of OEchalia was one day carrying her infant son, when she plucked a lotus flower for his amusement, and was instantaneously transformed into a lotus.
   Lotis, daughter of Neptune, fleeing from Priapus, was metamorphosed into a lotus.

Lotus-eaters or Lotophagi, in Homeric legend, are a people who ate of the lotus-tree, the effect of which was to make them forget their friends and homes, and to lose all desire of returning to their native land, their only wish being to live in idleness in Lotus-land. (Odyssey, xi.)
   A Lotus-eater. One living in ease and luxury. Lord Tennyson has a poem called The Lotus Eaters.
    The drink is made from the Zizyphus Lotus, which grows in Jerbah, an island near Tunis.

Loud Patterns Flashy, showy ones. The analogy between sound and colour is very striking.

Loud as Tom of Lincoln The great church bell.

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