2. (Chem.) Lute for protecting vessels from the fire.

3. (Zoöl.) The protective case or shell of an infusorian or rotifer.

(||Lor`i*ca"ta) n. pl. [NL. See Loricate.] (Zoöl.) (a) A suborder of edentates, covered with bony plates, including the armadillos. (b) The crocodilia.

(Lor"i*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Loricated (lor"i*ka`ted); p. pr. & vb. n. Loricating ] [L. loricatus, p. p. of loricare to clothe in mail, to cover with plastering, fr. lorica a leather cuirass, a plastering, fr. lorum thong.] To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute, a crust, coating, or plates.

(Lor"i*cate) a. [See Loricate, v.] Covered with a shell or exterior made of plates somewhat like a coat of mail, as in the armadillo.

(Lor"i*cate), n. (Zoöl.) An animal covered with bony scales, as crocodiles among reptiles, and the pangolins among mammals.

(Lor`i*ca"tion) n. [L. loricatio.] The act of loricating; the protecting substance put on; a covering of scales or plates.

(Lor"i*keet) n. (Zoöl.) Any one numerous species of small brush-tongued parrots or lories, found mostly in Australia, New Guinea and the adjacent islands, with some forms in the East Indies. They are arboreal in their habits and feed largely upon the honey of flowers. They belong to Trichoglossus, Loriculus, and several allied genera.

(Lor"i*mer Lor"i*ner) n. [OF. lormier, loremier, fr. LL. loranum bridle, L. lorum thong, the rein of a bridle.] A maker of bits, spurs, and metal mounting for bridles and saddles; hence, a saddler. [Obs.] Holinshed.

(Lor"ing) n. [See 3d Lore.] Instructive discourse. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Lo"ri*ot) n. [F., fr. OF. loriou, for l'oriol, oriol, l' being the article. The same word as oriole. See Oriole.] (Zoöl.) The golden oriole of Europe. See Oriole.

(Lo"ris) n. [Loris, or lori, the indigenous East Indian name.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small lemurs of the genus Stenops. They have long, slender limbs and large eyes, and are arboreal in their habits. The slender loris of Ceylon, in one of the best known species. [Written also lori.]

(Lorn) a. [Strong p. p. of Lose. See Lose, Forlorn.]

1. Lost; undone; ruined. [Archaic]

If thou readest, thou art lorn.
Sir W. Scott.

2. Forsaken; abandoned; solitary; bereft; as, a lone, lorn woman.

(Lor"rie, Lor"ry) n.; pl. Lorries [Prob. from lurry to pull or lug.] A small cart or wagon, as those used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish; also, a barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.

(Lo"ry) n.; pl. Lories [Hind. & Malay. luri, nuri.] (Zoöl.) Any one of many species of small parrots of the family Trichoglossidæ, generally having the tongue papillose at the tip, and the mandibles straighter and less toothed than in common parrots. They are found in the East Indies, Australia, New Guinea, and the adjacent islands. They feed mostly on soft fruits and on the honey of flowers.

The lory, or louri, of South Africa is the white-crested plantain eater or turacou. See Turacou.

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