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(Load"er) n. One who, or that which, loads; a mechanical contrivance for loading, as a gun.
1. The act of putting a load on or into.
2. A load; cargo; burden. Shak.
(Load"man*age, Lode"man*age) , n. Pilotage; skill of a pilot or loadsman. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Loads"man, Lodes"man) , n. [Load, lode + man. See Lode.] A pilot. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Load"star`, Lode"star`) , n. [Load, lode + star. See Lode.] A star that leads; a guiding
star; esp., the polestar; the cynosure. Chaucer. " Your eyes are lodestars." Shak.
The pilot can no loadstar see.Spenser.
(Load"stone`, Lode"stone) , n. [Load, lode + stone.] (Min.) A piece of magnetic iron ore
possessing polarity like a magnetic needle. See Magnetite.
Loaf sugar, refined sugar that has been formed into a conical loaf in a mold.
(Loaf) n.; pl. Loaves [OE. lof, laf, AS. hlaf; akin to G. laib, OHG. hleip, Icel. hleifr, Goth. hlaifs,
Russ. khlieb', Lith. klëpas. Cf. Lady, Lammas, Lord.] Any thick lump, mass, or cake; especially, a
large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread, sugar, or cake. Bacon.
(Loaf), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loafed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Loafing.] [G. laufen to run, Prov. G. loofen.
See Leap.] To spend time in idleness; to lounge or loiter about. " Loafing vagabonds." W. Black.
(Loaf), v. t. To spend in idleness; with away; as, to loaf time away.
(Loaf"er) n. [G. läufer a runner, Prov. G. laufer, lofer, fr. laufen to run. See Leap.] One who
loafs; a lazy lounger. Lowell.
(Loam) n. [AS. lam; akin to D. leem, G. lehm, and E. lime. See 4th Lime.]
1. A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly
We wash a wall of loam; we labor in vain.Hooker.
2. (Founding) A mixture of sand, clay, and other materials, used in making molds for large castings,
often without a pattern.
Loam mold (Founding), a mold made with loam. See Loam, n., 2. Loam molding, the process
or business of making loam molds. Loam plate, an iron plate upon which a section of a loam mold
rests, or from which it is suspended. Loam work, loam molding or loam molds.
(Loam), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Loaming.] To cover, smear, or fill with
(Loam"y) a. Consisting of loam; partaking of the nature of loam; resembling loam. Bacon.
(Loan) n. [See Lawn.] A loanin. [Scot.]