2. Anything which moves slowly. [Obs.] Ascham.
(Lug), n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
1. A rod or pole. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
2. A measure of length, being 16½ feet; a rod, pole, or perch. [Obs.] " Eight lugs of ground." Spenser.
Chimney lug, or Lug pole, a pole on which a kettle is hung over the fire, either in a chimney or in the
open air. [Local, U.S.] Whittier.
(Lug"gage) n. [From 4th Lug.] That which is lugged; anything cumbrous and heavy to be
carried; especially, a traveler's trunks, baggage, etc., or their contents.
I am gathering up my luggage, and preparing for my journey.Swift.
What do you mean,Shak.
To dote thus on such luggage!
Syn. Plunder; baggage.
Luggage van, a vehicle for carrying luggage; a railway car, or compartment of a car, for carrying luggage.
(Lug"ger) n. (Naut.) A small vessel having two or three masts, and a running bowsprit, and
carrying lugsails. See Illustration in Appendix. Totten.
(Lug"ger), n. (Zoöl.) An Indian falcon similar to the European lanner and the American prairie
(Lug"mark`) n. [From Lug an ear.] A mark cut into the ear of an animal to identify it; an earmark.
(Lug"sail`) n. (Naut.) A square sail bent upon a yard that hangs obliquely to the mast and is
raised or lowered with the sail. Totten.
(Lu*gu"bri*ous) a. [L. lugubris, fr. lugere to mourn; cf. Gr. lygro`s sad, Skr. ruj to break.]
Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a
Crossbones, scythes, hourglasses, and other lugubrious emblems of mortality.Hawthorne.
Lu*gu"bri*ous*ly, adv. Lu*gu"bri*ous*ness, n.
(Lug"worm`) n. [1st lug + worm.] (Zoöl.) A large marine annelid (Arenicola marina) having a
row of tufted gills along each side of the back. It is found burrowing in sandy beaches, both in America
and Europe, and is used for bait by European fishermen. Called also lobworm, and baitworm.
(Luke) a. [Prob. fr. lew, perh. influenced by AS. wlæc warm, lukewarm, remiss. Cf. Lew.] Moderately
warm; not hot; tepid. Luke"ness, n. [Obs.]
Nine penn'orth o'brandy and water luke.Dickens.
(Luke"warm`) a. [See Luke.] Moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid; not ardent; not
zealous; cool; indifferent. " Lukewarm blood." Spenser. " Lukewarm patriots." Addison.
An obedience so lukewarm and languishing that it merits not the name of passion.Dryden.
Luke"warm`ly, adv. Luke"warm`ness, n.
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