Looping snail(Zoöl.), any species of land snail of the genus Truncatella; — so called because it creeps like the measuring worms.

(Loop"light`) n. A small narrow opening or window in a tower or fortified wall; a loophole.

(Loord) n. [F. lourd heavy, dull.] A dull, stupid fellow; a drone. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Loos) n. [OE. los, fr. OF. los, laus.] Praise; fame; reputation. [Obs.] Spenser.

Good conscience and good loos.

(Loose) a. [Compar. Looser ; superl. Loosest.] [OE. loos, lous, laus, Icel. lauss; akin to OD. loos, D. los, AS. leás false, deceitful, G. los, loose, Dan. & Sw. lös, Goth. laus, and E. lose. &radic127. See Lose, and cf. Leasing falsehood.]

1. Unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book.

Her hair, nor loose, nor tied in formal plat.

2. Free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc.; — with from or of.

Now I stand
Loose of my vow; but who knows Cato's thoughts ?

3. Not tight or close; as, a loose garment.

4. Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture.

With horse and chariots ranked in loose array.

Looped to Lord

(Looped) a.

1. Bent, folded, or tied, so as to make a loop; as, a looped wire or string.

2. Full of holes. [Obs.] Shak.

(Loop"er) n.

1. An instrument, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn, a cord, etc.

2. (Zoöl.) The larva of any species of geometrid moths. See Geometrid.

(Loop"hole`) n.

1. (Mil.) A small opening, as in the walls of fortification, or in the bulkhead of a ship, through which small arms or other weapons may be discharged at an enemy.

2. A hole or aperture that gives a passage, or the means of escape or evasion.

(Loop"holed`) a. Provided with loopholes.

(Loop"ie) a. Deceitful; cunning; sly. [Scot.]

(Loop"ing), n. [Cf. D. loopen to run. Cf. Loop a mass of iron, Leap.] (Metal.) The running together of the matter of an ore into a mass, when the ore is only heated for calcination.

(Loop"ing), p. pr. & vb. n. of Loop.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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