A*loof" (#), n. Zool.

Same as Alewife.

 

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A*loof", adv. [Pref. a- + loof, fr. D. loef luff, and so meaning, as a nautical word, to the windward. See Loof, Luff.]

1.

At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.

Our palace stood aloof from streets. Dryden.

2.

Without sympathy; unfavorably.

To make the Bible as from the hand of God, and then to look at it aloof and with caution, is the worst of all impieties. I. Taylor.

 

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A*loof" (#), prep.

Away from; clear from.

[Obs.]

Rivetus . . . would fain work himself aloof these rocks and quicksands. Milton.

 

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